Katie Geneva Cannon Research Collection

We are pleased to announce the inauguration of a new central source for information relating to the extraordinary life and work of Professor Katie Geneva Cannon, an esteemed and beloved leader of the Union Presbyterian Seminary community and a major scholar and authority in the field of Womanist theology and ethics.

This project was undertaken by the Library at the request of the 2019 graduating class, to honor the memory of Dr. Cannon and to promote and enable research in the field of which she was a pioneer.  The Director of our Instructional Resource Center, Dora Rowe, is curating this special collection of digital and physical information, and she has prepared the research guide you will find HERE.  This new guide will be enhanced and maintained over time as new resources become available.

The Class of 2019 welcomes gifts in aid of the purchase of new materials for this collection.  Class member Ben Brannan has prepared a donation site to support this project.  For more information and an opportunity to participate, please see Ben’s site HERE.

We welcome the addition to the Union Presbyterian Seminary community of new faculty member Rev. Melanie C. Jones as Instructor of Ethics, Theology and Culture, beginning this summer.  She will serve as Director of the Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership on the Richmond campus.  We intend to work closely with Rev. Jones to develop the Cannon Research Collection and to enrich the work of Womanist theology and ethics at UPSem.