Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: The Making of a Womanist Theologian
Diana L. Hayes is Emerita Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University (retired).. She holds the Juris Doctor (LAW), PhD (RELIGIOUS STUDIES) and Doctor of Sacred Theology (STD) degrees and is the first African American woman to earn a Pontifical Doctorate in Theology (Catholic University of Louvain). Hayes is the author/editor of 7 books: Trouble Don’t Last Always: Soul Prayers; And Still We Rise: An Introduction to Black Liberation Theology; Hagars Daughtser: Womanist Ways of Being in the World; Taking Down Our Harps: Black Catholics in the United States (co-edited by Cyprian Davis) Wre You There: Stations of the Cross; Many Faces of the Church (co-edited with Peter Phan) and her most recent book “Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: A Womanist Theology as well as over 85 articles and book chapters. Her next book “Forged in the Fiery Furnace: African American Spirituality is to be published in April by Orbis books. She has been a mentor for numerous junior theologians — including myself. She has received numerous awards including the Elizabeth Seton Medal for Outstanding Woman Theologian and the US Catholic Award for Furthering the Role of Women in the Church as well as three honorary doctorates (one from CTU). Dr. Hayes has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and South Africa on issues of race, class, gender and religion, Womanist and Black theologies, women in the Catholic Church and African American Religion.
Dr. Hayes’s lecture is entitled: Standing in the Shoes My Mother Made: The Making of a Womanist Theologian