Skip To Content
Spelman Faculty

Faculty Highlights and Accomplishments

Celebrate Spelman's newest Presidential Faculty Award Winners

Meet the 2023-2024 Honorees

Rosetta Ross Receives Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation

December 2021

Rosetta Ross
Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., professor of religion, received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to develop digital and physical archives to highlight Black women religious leaders’ contributions to religious communities and activism in the United States. Ross and Monique Moultrie, associate professor of religious studies at Georgia State, are co-principal investigators on the three-year project.

Named The Garden Initiative for Black Women’s Religious Activism, the project will also include an intergenerational mentorship program, an oral history project, an international scholarly conference and a special journal issue. The Luce Foundation has granted $250,000 for the effort to advance public understanding of race, justice and religion.

“Our goal is to expand knowledge about Black women’s religious leadership by collecting existing data and producing new knowledge to reveal Black women’s important contributions to religious thought and activism,” Ross said.

Share Your News

Faculty, please share any news you would like us to know about and possibly feature on the website. Please note that submission does not guarantee publication.

* Required
Enter your full name.
Limit 1000 characters. HTML tags are not allowed.
Who deserves credit for this photo?
Be sure the video is marked as Public.