Corey D.B. Walker (faculty keynote)

Bio:  Corey D. B. Walker received his Ph.D. from The College of William and Mary, 2001. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy, modern theology, and critical theory. His research revolves around a series of critical investigations into the historical, philosophical, and theological problems of modern thought and political practice.

He is a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Religious Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and the Committee on Science and Technology Studies. Professor Walker also serves as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the top academic journal for the study of religion.

Prior to joining the faculty at Brown in 2006, Professor Walker was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American Studies at the University of Virginia (2003-2006), Director of the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge at the University of Virginia (2002-2003), and Visiting Professor at the Historisches Institut at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in Germany (2002).

His most recent book is entitled, A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America published by Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Download Professor Walker’s Keynote Address Towards a Critical Intelligence

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