Public Lecture by Nyle Fort
January 25, 2023
The Divinity School is pleased to announce that Nyle Fort will deliver a lecture for the Black History Month lunchtime event series: "Love, Study, Struggle: The Role of Activist Scholarship in Progressive Social Movements." Dr. Fort's lecture will be in conversation with Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow of Religions in the Americas Matthew Harris.
Wednesday, February 22, 12:00-1:30pm, Swift Hall Common Room.
Lunch will be provided (vegetarian options available).
Rev. Dr. Nyle Fort is a minister, organizer, and scholar. His work is rooted in and animated by movements and theories of liberation that seek to end oppression, build beloved community, and transform the world. He is currently developing two book projects: the first is a scholarly meditation on the spiritual dimensions of social movements; the second examines how African American mourning animates black freedom struggle. Nyle's writing is featured in The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The New York Magazine, Socialism and Democracy, The Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy, and There’s a Revolution Outside, My Love: Letters from a Crises. His scholarship has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the Forum of Theological Exploration, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity. Nyle earned his B.A. in English from Morehouse College; Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary; and Ph.D. in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies, from Princeton University. He is an Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.