Terrence L. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Religion and Politics in the Department of Government and a Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
He is an affiliate member of the Department of African American Studies and Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
He is the author of Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy (Oxford 2012) and serves as co-editor of the Duke University Press Series Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+embed+link+in+text&oq=how+to+embed+link+in+&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.15024j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. His essays have appeared in a number of edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Journal of Africana Religions, Reading Religion and the Journal of the Society Christian Ethics.
Johnson's second manuscript, We Testify with Our Lives: Black Power and the Ethical Turn in Politics, explores the decline of Afro-Christianity in the post-civil rights era and the increasing efforts among African American leftists to imagine ethics and human rights activism as necessary extensions of, and possibly challenges to, political liberalism, pragmatism and liberal public philosophies rooted in individualism, neutrality and exceptionalism.
A graduate of Morehouse College, Johnson received his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University.
Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
A 2019 study in Perspectives on Politics ranked him as one of the top 25 most-cited political scientists of his generation. Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China (Oxford University Press, 2020). His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community and regularly consults with a wide range of U.S. government entities. He has previously worked as a research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University, and Stanford University. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including PBS Newshour, Fareed Zakaria GPS, BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and C-SPAN. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. Follow him on Twitter @kroenig.
Sarah Marshall has been teaching at Georgetown University for 17 years. She has performed in over 100 professional theater productions Washington DC regional theaters including Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theater, The Folger, Studio Theater, Round House Theater, Signature Theater, Washington Stage Guild and she is a company member at Woolly Mammoth Theater. She has been nominated for 16 Helen Hayes awards and has been awarded one. Teaching credits include The Berkshire Theater Festival, Kennedy Center Program for Children and Youth, Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts, Studio Theater Acting Conservatory, Round House Theater, Filmore Arts Center, Theater Lab, Source Theater and Woolly Mammoth Theater.
Jonathan Ray is the Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.
He holds a B.A. from Tufts University in History and Religion, and a Ph.D. in Jewish History from The Jewish Theological Seminary. He served as the Hilda Blaustein Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University (2003-2005), and as the Maurice Amado visiting Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies at UCLA (2005-6).
Christopher A. Shinn earned his Ph.D. in Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000.
He also received an M.T.S. in Religious Studies at Harvard University in 1991 and an M.A. in English Language and Literature at San Jose State University in 1992. He has been on the faculty at Georgetown University since 2008 and has taught at Howard University, the University of California, Santa Cruz, Florida State University, and Stanford University.
Christopher was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Brazil in 2003 and conducted comparative research on race, class, and culture in the U.S. and Brazil. His scholarship has appeared in MELUS, African American Review, the Pacific Reader, Asian American Writers, African American Humor, Irony and Satire (Cambridge Scholars); Alien Encounters (Duke University Press); and Latino/a Popular Culture (NYU Press), among others. He teaches courses on all levels of rhetoric and composition, multi-ethnic and global literatures, critical theory, and cultural studies.
Niles Tomlinson has been teaching literature and writing courses at Georgetown since Fall 2009.
He received his PhD from George Washington University in 2008 with a focus on 19th C American literature and its intersection with animal theory and natural history. Niles has an abiding fascination with the human/animal border and has related scholarly interests in posthumanism, queer theory, and contemporary American science fiction/horror film. His two most recent conference papers explore: human/panther crossing in Charles Brockden Brown’s 1799 novel Edgar Huntly; alien divine-animality in the 2012 film Prometheus.
Stefan Zimmers is an assistant visiting professor of History at Georgetown University and received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgetown.
He is currently a member of the undergraduate history curriculum committee, the Foley Committee as well as the Liberal Studies core faculty. He is a frequent lecturer at the Smithsonian on topics ranging from the general historic themes of modern Europe to the Black Death and the Crusades.
His primary scholarly work is on Anglo-Saxon and Angevin England with a specialized focus on the ideology of royal government. However, his other areas of interest include early colonial Latin America as well as early modern and modern Europe.
Professor Zimmers is currently in the process of writing an article on the study of kingship in the Heliand, the Old Saxon version of the Gospel, which was first delivered at the meeting of the Haskins Society in 2007. He also continues to work on his book tentatively titled "Wisdom, Kingship and Royal Identity: An Examination of the Discourse on Kingship and Rulership in the Anglo-Saxon Era."