Contributions: Mathew Arthur
Mathew Arthur is an information designer and community education activist in Vancouver, Canada. He is co-editor in chief of Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry, and he co-organized the 2018 conference, Capacious: Affect Inquiry/Making Space. He recently lectured on anticolonial approaches to affect studies at the Affective Societies’ “Power of Immersion” Spring School, Freie Universität, Berlin.
Contributions: Karen Bray
Karen Bray is Associate Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Social Change and the director of the Honors Program at Wesleyan College. Her recent publications include Grave Attending: A Political Theology for the Unredeemed, and the co-edited volume, Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies.
Contributions: Amy Hollywood
Amy Hollywood is Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), which received the Otto Gründler Prize for the best book in medieval studies from the International Congress of Medieval Studies; Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (University of Chicago Press, 2002); and Acute Melancholia and Other Essays (Columbia University Press, 2016). She is the co-editor, with Patricia Beckman, of The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism (2012). She is currently completing, with Constance Furey and Sarah Hammerschlag, Don’t Touch Me: Essays on Difficulty and Faith.
Contributions: Wonhee Anne Joh
Wonhee Anne Joh is a professor of theology and culture at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is also the director of the Asian American Ministry Center as well as an associate faculty affiliate in the Departments of Religious Studies and Asian American Studies at Northwestern University. Her publications include Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology (Westminster John Knox Press, 2006); Critical Theology against US Militarism in Asia: Decolonization and Deimperialization (co-edited with Nami Kim; Palgrave Macmillan, 2016); Trauma, Affect, and Race: A Postcolonial Theology of Hope (Fordham University Press, forthcoming); and In Proximity to the Other: Decolonial Theological Anthropology (Westminster John Knox, forthcoming).
Contributions: Dong Sung Kim
Dong Sung Kim is a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Drew University. His recent publications include “Queer Hermeneutics: Queering Asian American Identities and Biblical Interpretation,” in T&T Clark Handbook of Asian American Hermeneutics (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2019) and “Children of Diaspora: The Cultural Politics of Identity and Diasporic Childhood in the Book of Esther,” in T&T Clark Handbook of Children in the Bible and the Biblical World (Bloomsbury/ T&T Clark, 2019).
Contributions: Stephen D. Moore
Stephen D. Moore is Edmund S. Janes Professor of New Testament Studies at the Theological School, Drew University.
Contributions: A. Paige Rawson
A. Paige Rawson is a visiting assistant professor of religion at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. She spent eight years in the ministry before transitioning into academia in order to study the Bible through feminist, queer, and poststructuralist theories. Paige’s research is animated by her commitment to social justice and antiracist epistemological activism and Africana and Afro-Caribbean philosophies; it eschews traditional Western European methodologies in favor of oraliturary interpretations of the Bible in a hermeneutic she refers to as bibliorality.
Contributions: Erin Runions
Erin Runions is a professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Pomona College. She explores how biblical teaching and citation shape political subjectivity, gender, sexuality, U.S. national sovereignty, and biopolitics. Her most recent book is The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty (Fordham University Press, 2014). Her next book is on the Bible and the prison-industrial complex.
Contributions: Donovan O. Schaefer
Donovan O. Schaefer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the department in 2017 after spending three years teaching at the University of Oxford. His first book, Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution and Power, was published by Duke University Press in 2015. It explores the relationships between theories of feeling, religion, and the experience of animals. His second book, Wild Experiment: Feeling Science and Secularism after Darwin, considers how affect theory can be applied to science, secularism, race, and conspiracy theory.
Contributions: Gregory J. Seigworth
Gregory J. Seigworth is a professor of communication studies at Millersville University. He has published widely, including in Antithesis, Architectural Design, Cultural Studies, Culture Machine, Radical Philosophy, and Theory, Culture and Society. He is co-editor, with Melissa Gregg, of The Affect Theory Reader (Duke University Press, 2010), and co-editor, with Mathew Arthur, of the online journal Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry.
Contributions: Max Thornton
Max Thornton is a PhD candidate in theological and philosophical studies in religion at Drew University. He is an alumnus of University College London and the Graduate Theological Union. His work focuses on disability, gender, technology, and theological anthropology. He is a recipient of UC Riverside’s Holstein Dissertation Fellowship.
Contributions: Alexis G. Waller
Alexis G. Waller is a ThD candidate in religion, gender, and culture at Harvard Divinity School. She received an MDiv in New Testament and early Christianity from Union Theological Seminary. Her work focuses on the intersections of the study of the New Testament, queer historiography, and arts-based pedagogies.