The 2017 International Studies Speaker Series will focus on the theme of social justice in a global world. Anne Blankenship will present “Faith and Injustice: Responses to the WWII Japanese American Incarceration,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the North Dakota Museum of Art Snow Country Prison exhibit.
Anne Blankenship (NDSU) grew up in the glorious Pacific Northwest and earned her B.A. at the University of Puget Sound. Before receiving a doctorate in American Religious History from UNC, she acquired an MA in Religion with a focus in the History of Christianity from Yale Divinity School. Her research investigates religious responses to injustice and relationships between national, racial and religious identities. Her first book, Christianity, Social Justice, and the World War II Japanese American Incarceration, reveals how the injustice transformed Asian American Christianity and challenged religious and racial boundaries in liberal American Christianity. Her next project examines religion and immigration in America.