Candice Marie Benbow
Religion & Society
Candice Benbow is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Africana Studies (2005). She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from North Carolina Central University (2009) and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School (2015). Currently, she is a Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. In 2015, Candice created "Red Lip Theology", a movement to encourage young Black women to embrace their whole selves as good creation. Through “Red Lip Theology”, she merges theological ideals with beauty industry participation to celebrate Black women’s creativity and spirituality. Candice’s research interest lie at the intersections of Black feminist theory, womanist theology, and Black female sexuality.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”