Stephany Rose Spaulding

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Associate Professor, Women's and Ethnic Studies

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, a tenured associate professor of Women's and Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. With a B.A. and M. A. in Literature from Clark Atlanta University and Purdue University, respectively, as well as a Ph. D. in American Studies from Purdue University, she specializes in critical race and gender studies, English literature, and American popular culture.  She is an interdisciplinary scholar and a social justice activist who produces generative scholarship that reaches far beyond the walls of academia and well into transformative ministry and community building. 

Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is often called upon to expertly address and consult on issues concerning race and gender dynamics in American popular culture and society, both nationally and internationally. Additionally, she is the author of Abolishing White Masculinity: From Mark Twain to Hiphop and has written articles for The Feminist Wire, For Harriet and NewBlackMan. As a faith leader and social justice worker, she has worked closely with grassroots organizations that include, but are not limited to, RawTools, Inc., the NAACP Colorado/Montana/Wyoming Regional State Conference, Together Colorado and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion.

Her intellectual, creative and spiritual works grow out of her life as an African American woman engaged with liberation practices. Stephany Rose is new to the political landscape of the Front Range, but the last election cycle exposed a need for people who will genuinely listen to their constituents. The electrifying 2017 International Women’s March drew huge numbers of people, and convinced her that Colorado's Congressional District 5 deserves a new, fresh Representative who will be responsive to the unique needs and concerns of the people of the Front Range. As a worker and a servant in the District, Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding hopes to genuinely represent and serve her constituency to bring inclusion, innovation, and a voice to each person in Colorado's Congressional District 5.