Yvonne C. Zimmerman has been named a pre-doctoral fellow at the Fisher Center for the Study of Men and Women and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
This fall, she is teaching a course titled “Gender and American Religion,” which examines how gender is produced and performed through the belief and practice of religion in the United States.
Her spring course will be “Human Trafficking: Political Analysis and Religious Responses.”
She will also give a talk during the spring term on her research in this area as part of the Fisher Center lecture series.
Zimmerman holds a bachelor's from Goshen College in Indiana, where she double-majored in Psychology and Bible, and Religion in Philosophy. She also holds a master of theological studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, and is pursuing her doctorate in religious and theological studies at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology.
She has taught at Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo., and the Iliff School and is a contributing editor and pilot co-facilitator for The Tamar Project, a curriculum for faith communities wishing to address the needs of survivors of sexual abuse, at Washington Park United Church of Christ in Denver. She has lectured widely, received several fellowships and awards, and is a member of several professional organizations.