Area of Interest: Practical Theology, Religious Education School: Emory University Email: email@example.com
Sarah is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University with a concentration on Person, Community and Religious Life. She received her B.A from Berea College (cum laude) in 2001 and her M.Div from Candler School of Theology in 2008. Her experiences on the staff of Youth Hope-Builders Academy and teaching in women prisons have contributed to her vocational identity and research trajectory. She is currently working on a dissertation entitled, "Hope in Confinement: Exploring Art in Critical Emancipatory Pedagogy." Sarah's research examines the concept of hope as it is operationalized in the lives of marginalized populations, particularly those who experience "confinement." Her research also seeks to gain insight about the ways the practice of art within critical emancipatory pedagogies helps become a conduit of personal and social transformation. Other research interests include psychosocial identity formation, community building and social change and transformative pedagogy. During her tenure at Emory, she was a Community Building and Social Change fellow as well as a Religious Practices and Practical Theology fellow. Furthermore, she has been a fellow in the Black Women and Ministerial Leadership Program at Interdenominational Theological Center. Sarah boasts of the incredible privilege of being the mother of Elisha and Micah Farmer and the wife of Ronnie Farmer.
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