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Darcy Roake, Tulane University, History Department

Darcy Roake

Biography

Darcy Roake is a Unitarian Universalist Minister who is currently pursuing a PhD in history at Tulane University with a focus on the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements. Reverend Roake was formerly the Minister at Community Church Unitarian Universalist, a sanctuary congregation in New Orleans, LA. She has a wide background in social justice and pastoral care in settings as varied as Oxfam America, Amnesty International, the United Nations, the Navajo Nation Public Defender's Office, Massachusetts General Hospital, Planned Parenthood’s National Clergy Advocacy Board, and the Unitarian Universalist Association. Darcy received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. She has published essays in Guernica, and The New Orleans Advocate, among other venues; was named a "Faith Leader to Watch in 2016" by the Center for American Progress and is a current Mellon and Monroe Fellow. Rev. Darcy proudly continues her scholarship and community ministry, focusing on reproductive justice, in Louisiana.