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Jason Craige Harris

About Jason Craige Harris

Jason Craige Harris is a third-year master's candidate in Black Religion in the African Diaspora and a Marquand merit scholar at Yale Divinity School, where he was recently awarded the Mary Cady Tew Prize for exceptional ability in history and ethics. He earned a bachelor’s in religion and African-American studies from Wesleyan University and received the Giffin Prize for excellence in the Study of Religion, Spurrier Award for ethics, and an official citation for academic excellence issued by the 2009 Connecticut General Assembly. As a fellow at Wesleyan’s Center for the Humanities and a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Harris wrote a senior honors thesis analyzing theological anthropologies along political and racial fault lines in U.S. Evangelical history. His research and writing are principally concerned with black life, Christianity, (post)colonialism, violence, feminisms, critical social theory, and ultimately planetary flourishing. Concerns arising from the academic study of Africana religion, philosophy, and ethics particularly inform his inquiries. Through an interdisciplinary framework, he probes the systems of values that undergird dominant epistemological, rhetorical, cultural, and religious forms to determine to what extent, if at all, they conduce to robust conceptions of justice. With an eye toward contemporary social problems, he considers the religious strategies and visions that historically marginalized peoples have created to respond to conditions of living and being delimited by restrictive understandings of race, gender, religion, and nation. He is a general editor at the Journal of Postcolonial Networks, where, among other things, he helps to facilitate conversations on race and postcolonial/liberation theologies. As a Christian minister and budding public intellectual, Harris seeks and invites others into more holistic and attuned, less violent and constrained, ways of narrating the self and the divine. Areas of Interest and Research:

 African American Religious Studies
 Africana Philosophy African American Moral, Social, and Political Thought African American Intellectual History Liberation and Postcolonial (Christian) Thought
 Philosophies of Liberation Contemporary Religious Thought Race, Gender, and American Christianities
 Evangelicalisms and Pentecostalisms Histories of Race Discourse in the Americas (Christian) Social Ethics
 Critical Social Theory/Social Philosophy Theories of Race, Gender, and Power Method and Theory in the Study of Religion He is deeply committed to a praxis in which dualities of mind/heart, mind/body, and emotions/thought are consistently challenged and replaced with integrated models of selfhood that cherish self-multiplicity - the point at which the postcolonial becomes self-consciously embodied. He also enjoy taking walks in the coolness of the day, singing, laughing, and writing poetically and theoretically on his lived experience, whatever helps to bring more beauty and justice into the world.

Cláudio Carvalhaes interviews Miguel A. De La Torre

July 27th, 2013|

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a contributing editor at Plural Space, interviews Miguel A. De La Torre, the Iliff Professor of Social Ethics at Iliff School of Theology.

Cláudio Carvalhaes interviews Luis N. Rivera-Pagán

July 25th, 2013|

Cláudio Carvalhaes, a contributing editor at Plural Space, interviews Luis N. Rivera-Pagán, the former Henry Winters Luce Professor of Ecumenics at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Pictures from Buenos Aires meeting held in honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid

July 23rd, 2013|

Check out these pictures from the Buenos Aires meeting held in honor of Marcella Althaus-Reid!

Marcella Althaus-Reid: The Next Generation of Indecent Theologians

July 22nd, 2013|

"We need to continue to decenter North American and European postcolonial scholarship to welcome a new generation that comes from a multiplicity of contexts."

Buenos Aires Conference honors the memory of late Argentinean theologian Marcella Althaus-Reid

July 20th, 2013|

"The 'indecent' are those who do not embody rigid systems of moral codes. Those systems—in many cases—have been constructed to limit the life of the people."

On “Making Sense” and “Wounded”

July 17th, 2013|

"Often we do choose books by their covers, choose contents by whims of reviewers. I wonder if anyone reads these things, but, if just one person does, I hope you read this book: Wounded by Percival Everett."

Erasing Intersex: Christian Theology and Sexual Empire

July 13th, 2013|

"Intersex bodies may be 'colonized' by anthropologists who have caricatured them and surgeons who have inscribed sexed meaning onto them, but the Church exists as another colonizing body (this time, an institutional body) in the area of intersex."