Jessica Luther Rummel is a PhD student and Teaching Fellow in the Philosophy and Religion Department at the University of North Texas where in the Spring of 2020, she graduated Summa Cum Laude as a McNair Scholar with a degree in Religious Studies, along with minors in History and German and an Advanced Honors distinction for her thesis entitled, "Legacies of Power: The Cultural Heritage of Theological White Supremacy," an intersectional case study of "Ku Klux-Konfederatism" in Denton County Texas. Each summer, Jessica voluntarily teaches courses on local histories of racism, race, race theory, and religion to adult learners through UNT's OLLI program. As a committed local activist, Jessica serves as the Community Coordination Chair for the Denton County NAACP, and is the founder of Direct Action for a Change, a grassroots non-profit that teaches epistemological disobedience in order to inspire civil disobedience against racism, genderism, sexism, and capitalism in North Texas communities.
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