Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding was destined for a career in academia and public service. The daughter of retired Chicago Public School educators, she learned at an early age to value knowledge and to use it in service of others. She has a natural ability to explain abstract concepts in an engaging, interesting and thought-provoking manner. As an acclaimed Keynote Speaker and Educator, she balances her demanding research commitments with her true love - sparking curiosity and interest in social transformation through teaching and public life.
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) and former U.S. Senate candidate for the state of Colorado. She holds a B.A. in English from Clark Atlanta University, as well as a M.A. in American Literature and a Ph. D. in American Studies both from Purdue University. She is the author of Recovering From Racism: A Guidebook to Beginning Conversations (2015) and Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crisis in Whiteness (2014). She is an astonishingly creative and vocal being, whose expertise has made her a well sought after speaker and leader.
Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding
Keynote Speaker, Social and Political Commentator, Equity & Inclusion Consultant
Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is a well sought out keynote speaker; respected commentator on social and political issues; and a popular diversity, equity and inclusion workshop facilitator. Drawing on her thorough academic training as a critical race and gender scholar, as well as her work in public advocacy, she is a refreshing voice in justice and liberation practices.
Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop examines white American male literature for its social commentary on the construction of whiteness in the United States. Whiteness has always been a contested racial identity in the U.S., one in a state of construction and reconstruction throughout critical cultural and historical moments. This text examines how white American male writers have grappled with understanding themselves and their audiences as white beings.