Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics

B.A., The University of Virginia
M.Div., Duke University Divinity School
Th.D., Duke University Divinity School

Oluwatomisin Oredein serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, beginning in Fall 2017. Dr. Oredein is a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2017-2019 academic school years and was previously a Dissertation Fellow from 2016-2017 and Doctoral Fellow from 2014-2015 with the Forum for Theological Exploration.

Her research and pedagogical interests include theological and ethical articulations and engagement with African feminism, Womanist theology and ethics, postcolonial thought, black theology, critical race theory, and gender studies.

Dr. Oredein is an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian U.S.A. Church and for many years served within the leadership of Durham Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC as a leading voice and actor in its racial reconciliation work. Overall, Dr. Oredein is interested in creating ways and spaces where ecclesial bodies see and take social entities and groups seriously and work with them to enact the Gospel through the ministerial work of justice, especially around issues of race, gender, and identity.

One means through which Dr. Oredein uses her voice in this work is through her creative writing and poetry. She is the author of the poetry chapbook, i have stared down winters and has other published works in places including The Other Journal, The Curator, Red Letter Christians, and Marginalia. She also serves as one of the editors of poetry and creative writing in the Durham-based organization, Life Lines.

Learn more about Dr. Oredein’s ministry, teaching, and research.