Keri Day

Keri Day is an Assistant Professor of Theological and Social Ethics & Director of Black Church Studies Program at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She earned an M.A. in Religion and Ethics from Yale University and received her Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses on how black religious thought addresses political and economic injustices, especially among black women. Her articles and essays have been published in a number of nationally regarded journals such as Black Theology: An International Journal and The Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics. Her first academic book, Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America, was published by Orbis Books in November of 2012.  Her second book, Resisting Neoliberalism Through a Politics of Hope, is currently under review, and she is at work on her third book project, which explores the black religious dimensions of “Resurrection City” associated with the Poor People’s Campaign Movement.

Alongside her scholarship, she also engages public policy leaders. In 2011, she was the keynote speaker at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Springfield, Illinois, highlighting the importance of interfaith dialogue within local communities. In addition, she was part of the 2012 delegation of scholars who participated in the White House Religious Scholars Briefing in Washington D.C. to discuss issues related to economic policy, religious freedom, faith-based initiatives, human rights efforts, and peace building efforts around the world. She has been a guest political commentator on KERA/NPR and DFW/FOX News on issues related to faith and politics. She also has written for the Dallas Morning News’ Faith and Politics Blog as well as The Feminist Wire.