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Joel Goza

Joel Edward Goza

instructor
I write, teach, and advocate for an understanding of our nation’s racial crisis.

Hello! This is my story.

Joel Edward Goza is a visiting scholar at the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work. He is a writer, teacher, and community advocate. He brings a rigorously researched and community-based perspective to understanding our nation’s racial crisis. In January 2022, Joel will start with the HBCU Simmons College as the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Ethics.

His book America’s Unholy Ghosts: The Racist Roots of Our Faith received a starred review from publishers weekly and is endorsed by Ibram X. Kendi. His current project is entitled Rebirth of a Nation: Reparations and Making an Anti-Racist America.

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My Education

Duke University

MDIV

Wheaton College

My Experience

University of Houston School of Social Work

Visiting Scholar

Simmons College

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Ethic

Current Courses

America’s Unholy Ghosts: How Racism Shaped Our Politics, Faith, and Education

America’s Unholy Ghosts: How Racism Shaped Our Politics, Christianity, and Education is a 4-week course rooted in research and conversation. 

Together, we will investigate how American democracy, Christianity, and education were intentionally designed to harmonize with slavery and race-based inequalities. Based on understanding how we came to be, we’ll round the course out by examining ways in which you can be part of fostering an egalitarian environment whether in faith, politics, or education.

This course would be great for educators, administrators, and school district staff.