Terri Laws, PhD (Religion, Rice University) is assistant professor of African and African American Studies and Religion at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She teaches courses in African American religious experience and medical ethics. Professor Laws’ research examines questions in race, religion, and society with a focus on issues in healthcare, health policy, and health inequity. She completed a bioethics training and research fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and currently serves as co-chair of the Bioethics and Religion Unit of the American Academy of Religion. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Religion and Health, Pastoral Psychology, Religion & Politics, the AMA Journal of Ethics, The Religion of White Rage, and T&T Clark’s Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences. Her current project is a monograph on African American religion and health with a working title of (De)Gentrifying Death, Democratizing Life: The Culture of African American Religion in U.S. Health and Medicine.
Terri Laws: Caring for the Humanity in Others
For Dr. Terri Laws the Gospel cannot be decontextualized from our society and the lives that we live. It has very practical implications that compel us to care for others and love our neighbors well, especially the marginalized.