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Joan M. Martin is Associate Professor, Christian Social Ethics at the Episcopal Divinity, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her academic interests include Christian social ethics, economics and the changing nature of work through the global economy; feminist and womanist ethics, ethics and social history in the African American Christian tradition, and social theories of religion. She is an ordained Presbyterian minister seeking to an integrated approach to understand the mission and role of the church in liberation from the structural and systematic forms of oppression in everyday life. Professor Martin has a forthcoming book on the work ethic of enslaved African American women.

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