Ph.D Candidate, Southern Africa, Theology & Violence, Stellenbosch University

Alease A. Brown practiced as a litigation attorney in New York City for over 10 years before pursuing graduate studies in theology. Her research relates to decoloniality, protest violence, and Christian theology in South Africa. She resides in Cape Town and New York.


  • 2016–present
    PhD Candidate, Stellenbosch University


  • 2015 
    Duke University, M.Div.
  • 1995 
    Univ of Pennsylvania, JD

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • African Studies Association
  • African Studies Association UK
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Theological Society of Southern Africa