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Andrea C. White

Andrea C. White is associate professor of theology and culture at Union Theological Seminary. Prior to Union, she served on the faculty at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies where she began her academic career in 2008. She is a recipient of the Lilly Theological Research Faculty Fellowship from The Association of Theological Schools and The Louisville Institute Book Grant for Minority Scholars—both awarded for research that culminates in her forthcoming volume, The Scandal of Flesh: Black Women’s Bodies and God Politics (Palgrave Macmillan). She is also author of a forthcoming volume, The Back of God: A Theology of Otherness in Karl Barth and Paul Ricoeur, and editor of a forthcoming volume, Feminist and Womanist Theologies (Fortress Press). Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Black Religion and co-chair of the Black Theology Group of the American Academy of Religion, White also serves on the Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession and on the steering committee for the Theology and Religious Reflection Section. She is a founding member of The Carter Center’s Scholars in Action and works with the international Human Rights Defenders Forum on faith and the advancement of women’s human rights. An ordained American Baptist minister, White received her PhD in theology from The University of Chicago Divinity School and her MDiv from Yale University Divinity School.