Victor Thasiah, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religion
Victor Thasiah teaches in the fields of religion, theology, politics, and ethics. Areas of interest include: religion and political thought; Christian theology and ethics; critical theory; structural violence; human rights; global development (Africa); and community organizing. Dr. Thasiah is currently working on writing projects on political theology in post-genocide Rwanda, based on ethnographic research conducted in 2013. He serves on the PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing) International Advisory Committee and CLU's Center for Equality and Justice steering committee. Dr. Thasiah is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and active in jail ministry.
- Ph.D., Theology, Oxford University (2007)
- Research Fellow, University of Tuebingen (1998)
- M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary (1997)
- B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz (1994)
Religion and Political Thought
Violence, Religion, and Politics
Global Ethics and Development
Introduction to Christianity
Contemporary Christian Ethics
Church History and Theology (Oxford University)
The Problem of Evil (Elmhurst College)
Office: Humanities 217