Rosetta E. Ross is professor of religion at Spelman College. She pioneered scholarly work on religion and Black women’s activism in the U.S. civil rights movement. Ross was an early proponent of womanist theology. Her research explores religion and women’s social action; Christian ethics and society; and religions in the lives of Africana women. She is author of "Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights," co-author of "The Status of Racial and Ethnic Clergywomen in the United Methodist Church" (with Jung Ha Kim), and co-editor of "Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood" (with Rose Mary Amenga-Etego).