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Betty Livingston Adams

Betty Livingston Adams (Center Fellow/Clergy Associate) holds a Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University. Her scholarship explores nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American/American religious and social history through the lens of gender, race, and class. Her current book projects include “Work and Serve the Hour”: The Politics of African American Women’s Christian Activism in a Northern “Ideal Suburb,” 1898-1945 (New York University Press, forthcoming). Adams is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers University and a Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. She was a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation finalist and a Global Scholar at the Rutgers Institute for Research on Women (IRW). She is currently a Fellow and Visiting Faculty at the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis (RCHA). In addition to serving as an Associate Minister, Adams also serves on the Executive Board of the Theological School Alumni/ae Association, Drew University.

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