Thelathia “Nikki” Young is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies
and Religion at Bucknell University. She received her Ph.D. from Emory
University, M.Div. and Th.M. from Candler School of Theology, and B.A. from
UNC-Asheville. Her research focuses on the intersection of ethics, family, race,
gender, and sexuality, and she is specifically interested in the impact of queerness
on moral reasoning. Nikki is a co-convener of the LGBT and Queer Studies Group
within the Society for Christian Ethics, co-chair of the Queer Studies in Religion
Group in the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the LGBTIQ
Persons in the Profession Task Force in AAR. Her first monograph, Black Queer
Ethics, Family, and Philosophical Imagination, was published in 2016 (Palgrave
Macmillan). Nikki recently finished a collaborative book with Eric Barreto and
Jake Myers called In Tongues of Mortals and Angels: A De-Constructive Theology
of God-Talk in Acts and Paul and is currently working on a manuscripts with Dr.
Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, tentatively titled Introducing Queer Ethics.