Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt’s research and writing as a sociologist of religion addresses issues of systemic racism in the Catholic Church. In this virtual event, Dr. Pratt will discuss her ethnographic research on race and identity in the African American Catholic experience, the genesis of her #BlackCatholicSyllabus, and the importance of centering and listening to Black voices in the Church. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the event.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
12 – 1 PM, CST
Did you miss this event? Watch a recording below or on Facebook:
- Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt’s website
- January 2021 article in the National Catholic Reporter by Dr. Pratt
- Shannen Dee Williams’ writing in National Catholic Reporter
Tia Noelle Pratt, PhD is a sociologist of religion specializing in systemic racism in the Catholic Church. She received her PhD in Sociology from Fordham University in 2010. For more than twenty years, Dr. Pratt has researched and written about how systemic racism impacts African-American Catholic identity. Dr. Pratt was a Collegeville Summer Writing Workshop fellow in 2019. She is the President and Director of Research at TNPratt & Associates, LLC an Inclusion and Diversity consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA and the curator of the #BlackCatholicsSyllabus. She is currently working on a book, Faithful and Devoted: Racism and Identity in the African-American Catholic Experience with funding from the Louisville Institute and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Her work has been featured in the edited volumes, Young American Catholics, and American Parishes, as well as Faithfully, Commonweal, The Revealer, National Catholic Reporter, and America. You can follow her on Twitter @TiaPhD.