Jeremy Williams

The Divinity School is pleased to announce that Jeremy Williams will deliver a lecture for the Black History Month lunchtime event series: "'Free Those People:' Exploring Critical Race Theory for Analyzing Liberative Myths, Criminalized Movements, and Acts of the Apostles"

Thursday, March 2, 12:00-1:30pm, Swift Hall Room 106

Lunch will be provided (vegetarian options available)

Rev. Jeremy L. Williams, Ph.D. is a native of Huntsville, AL. Dr. Williams is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School. His Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard University engaged racialization and criminalization in Acts of the Apostles. He has a number of publications, and his most recent is entitled "I am a Human: Racializing Assemblages and Criminalized Egyptianness in Acts 21:31-39" in Bitter the Chastening Rod. His book Criminalization in Acts of the Apostles: Race, Rhetoric, and the Prosecution of an Early Christian Movement is under contract with Cambridge University Press and is scheduled to be published in 2023.

He has done archaeological restoration at Madgala, Israel, and he has presented work in Germany at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies. He graduated with Highest Honors in Religious Studies and Economics from Vanderbilt University. He earned the M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and received the Henry Hallam Tweedy Award, which is the highest award given to graduating students. Rev. Williams is ordained as an Elder in Full Connection in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He has led in ministry for almost 20 years and as lead pastor of three congregations. Five months ago, he and his spouse Kiara welcomed their first child, Baby J, into the world.