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Professor of Religion, Drake University

Jennifer Harvey is Professor of Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary. Her most recent book Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation was just released by Wm. B. Eerdmans in November 2014. She is also the author of Whiteness and Morality: Pursuing Racial Justice through Reparations and Sovereignty (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Other recent publications include work on contemporary reparations movements in Protestant traditions, queer articulations of Christian traditions, and Native-Colonial dialogues on issues of environmental justice.

Prof. Harvey is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, an author for the Feminist Studies in Religion blog and keeps her own blog formations. living at the intersections of self, social, spirit.

The courses Prof. Harvey teaches run the gamut in relation to her research interests. Broadly speaking they focus on encounters of religion and ethics with race, gender, activism, politics, spirituality, justice and any other aspect of social life in which religiosity decides to “show up.”


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Religion, Drake University