An Exhibition Symposium

November 3–4, 2021

itts Theology Library and the Institute for Signifying Scriptures hosted a virtual event examining this exhibition curated by Dr. Vincent Wimbush, "Masquerade: Scripturalizing Modernities Through Black Flesh," centered on the roles of race and scripture in the construction, naturalization, and maintenance of modernities. The event was a 2-day virtual symposium of panelists introducing, exploring, and responding to the themes Dr. Wimbush explores in this exhibition.

This panel event provoked further thinking and conversation about how all of us have been formed, with what consequences, and what are special challenges ahead for us.

Introduction and Opening Address

Dr. Richard M. Adams, Jr.
Director of Pitts Theology Library and Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography
Candler School of Theology

Dr. Vincent L. Wimbush, Curator 
Scholar of Religion & Director 
Institute for Signifying Scriptures 



Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan 
Associate Director of Educational Design 
Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion 

Dr. Miles P. Grier 
Assistant Professor, The Department of English 
Queens College, City University of New York 

Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo 
Chair and Professor of Latina/o Studies and Professor of Religion 
Williams College 

Dr. Rosetta E. Ross 
Professor of Religion 
Spelman College 

Dr. Cécile Coquet-Mokoko 
Professor of US Cultural History, African American Studies and Gender Studies 
Vice Dean of the College of Humanities 
Université Versailles St Quentin 
IECI, Département des Langues 

Dr. Shay Welch 
Associate Professor of Philosophy 
Spelman College 

Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine 
Director, Institute for African American Studies, Professor of Religion 
University of Georgia

Dr. Marla F. Frederick 
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture 
Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Symposium Q&A

Day One

Dr. Velma Love 
Story Catalysts Coaching and Consulting 
Adjunct Faculty, Interdisciplinary Studies
Interdenominational Theological Center

Dr. Rosetta Ross, Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo, and Dr. P. Kimberleigh Jordan

Day Two

Dr. Rachel Schwaller 
Lecturer, Department of History 
Department of Religious Studies 
University of Kansas

Dr. Cécile Coquet-Mokoko, Dr. Shay Welch, Dr. Miles Grier, and Dr. Marla Frederick