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Claudia May, Ph.D., is a storyteller, poet, educator, spiritual director, consultant, scholar, and award-winning author. She is a specialist in Practical Theology and African American, Caribbean, and Ethnic American literature. Her work has been published by Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, Walter de Gruyter, Lexington Books, and Routledge. Her children’s book, When I Fly With Papa, received a gold medal at the 2019 Illumination Book Awards in the Enduring Light Christian Children’s Book Category, a gold medal in the Midwest Book Awards’ Religion/Philosophy/Spirituality category, and first place in the 2019 Purple Dragonfly Award Category: Picture Books, 6 and Older. Her recent poetic work, “Slice,” published in Families, Systems, & Health explores how nineteenth century African American slave mothers endured invasive surgeries after surviving arduous labors. May is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Reconciliation Studies, Bethel University, Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has more than two decades of experience working alongside global practitioners of reconciliation.
Recent & Notable Works
When I Fly With Papa (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2019)
Jesus is Enough: Love, Hope, and Comfort in the Storms of Life (Augsburg Books, 2005)