Linda Lee Smith Barkman:
PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary in Intercultural Studies, specializing in Intercultural Communication.
Advocate for the marginalized, especially women, and most especially currently and formerly incarcerated women.
Under care towards ordination with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Authority on Muted Group Theory as explaining the dynamics of muting the less powerful, while also providing a mechanism for resistance and change.
Promoter of hospitality, creation care, and table fellowship as three primary practices of community building.
Practitioner of a new paradigm of mission to Tijuana, that of supporting indigenous women in situ.
Hidden Power and False Expectations: Muted Group Theory for Urban Mission, June 2020, Urban Loft Publishing, available on Amazon.com
Caught in the Middle: Muted Group and the Unique Power Position of Prison Ministry Volunteers in “Theory in Practice: Case studies in Missiology” by First Fruits Press, Asbury Theological Seminary