Recent graduates and advanced doctoral candidates from the University of Chicago Divinity School are available for teaching appointments.
Doctoral students at the Divinity School concentrate their work in one of the School's eleven areas of study. Their programs include completion of general requirements in the methodologies of the modern study of religion, fulfillment of the requirements of their area of study, and significant coursework in other areas. Many work in other departments of the University as well. Students conclude their coursework by writing qualifying examinations selected from at least two areas of study in the Divinity School. PhD candidacy is conferred upon approval by the School's Committee on Degrees of a dissertation proposal and a committee of the faculty to direct the dissertation.
We welcome your inquiries about any of these candidates.
Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean
(Phone: 773-702-8221 | E-mail: email@example.com)
Teresa Hord Owens, Dean of Students
(Phone: 773-702-8217 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anthropology and Sociology of Religion
- Kristen Tobey (email@example.com)
"Performing Marginality: Identity and Efficacy in the Plowshares Nuclear Disarmament Movement"
- Elizabeth Hopp-Peters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Breaking Pots, Making Metaphors: Prophetic Action Narratives
in the Book of Jeremiah"
- Jeffrey D. Jay (email@example.com)
"The Tragic in Mark: A Literary-Historical Interpretation"
- Robyn Jane Whitaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Rhetoric of Worship: Ekphrasis, Vision, and Persuasion in the Apocalypse to John"
History of Christianity
- Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (email@example.com)
"The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary as Imagined by American Catholics and Protestants, 1854-1904"
- Seth Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Endless Making of Many Books: Bibles and Religious Authority in America, 1780-1850"
History of Judaism
- Samuel Hayim Brody (email@example.com)
"This Pathless Hour: Messianism, Anarchism, Zionism, and Martin Buber's Theopolitics Reconsidered"
- Ruchama Johnston-Bloom (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Oriental Studies and Jewish Questions: German-Jewish Scholarship on Early and Modern Islam"
History of Religions
- Stephanie Frank (email@example.com)
"Secularization in Durkheim's and Mauss' imaginings of sociality and sociology"
- Susan Zakin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The Gift of Death: Acts of Imagination in the Ritual of gCod"
Religion and Literature
- Elizabeth Sweeny Block (email@example.com)
"The Virtue of Conscience: Reclaiming the Significance of Freedom of Conscience for the Formation of Moral Identity"
- Debra J. Erickson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"A World for People and People for the World: A Casuistic Approach to Environmental Decision-Making"
- Michael Sohn (email@example.com)
"The Good of Recognition: Phenomenology, Ethics, and Religion in the Thought of Levinas and Ricoeur"
- Michael R. Turner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Does the Laborer Deserve to Be Paid? The Place of Desert in a Christian Conception of Distributive Justice"
- Thomas E. Zebrowski (email@example.com)
"Virtue After God: Theology in Alasdair MacIntyre's Secular Moral Theory"
Philosophy of Religion
- Pierre-Julien D. Harter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"The role of the Path in the anthropology and the gnoseology of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra Literature”
- Joshua Daniel (email@example.com)
"Transforming Faith: H. Richard Niebuhr and Paulo Freire on Moral Education"
- Rick Elgendy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Power, Complicity, and Resistance: Rereading ‘The Powers’ With Karl Barth and Michel Foucault”
- Karl W. Lampley (email@example.com)
"A Theological Account of Nat Turner: Christianity, Violence, and Theology"
- David Newheiser (firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Hope in the Unforeseeable God: An Eschatological Apophaticism"