Emily King

Emily King



Emily is a second-year Master's of Divinity student and an awardee of the 2022 International Ministry Study Grant program.

Description of your academic interests and field of study

I am broadly interested in the intersection of theology and literature, with a special focus on the life and thought of Simone Weil.   

Description of what you’ll be doing on this fellowship

This summer, I will conduct a deep study of and encounter with the notebooks of Simone Weil, which are housed at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. I will also trace Weil’s footsteps by visiting several regions in France that were significant to her formation as a student, teacher, and worker. Along the way, I will ask the question: “How does one write at the end of one’s life – at the end of one’s universe?”