Westar Institute

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Charter Member

Jordan E. Miller

Institutional Affiliation

Program Manager, Independent Scholar

Bike Newport, Newport, RI


Ph.D., Salve Regina University M.A., Philosophy of Religion, Boston University


Jordan E. Miller Co-Chair, Seminar on God and the Human Future and Think Tank Analyst, Westar Institute; Education and Training Coordinator, Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association; Independent Scholar, Newport, RI.Dr. Jordan E. Miller is an interdisciplinary teacher and scholar who specializes in religion, social movements, and political resistance. He has a Ph.D. in humanities from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island and an M.A. in Philosophy of Religion from Boston University. Dr. Miller has been Stonehill Fellow in Religious Studies at Stonehill College (MA) and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Wheaton College (MA). He has taught in the undergraduate religious and theological studies department and the graduate department of humanities at Salve Regina University (RI), and the philosophy, religion, and American studies departments at Lebanon Valley College (PA). Both his work and teaching are interdisciplinary and intersect with religion, philosophy, and social movements.Dr. Miller is an expert in radical theology. Dr. Miller is the author of Resisting Theology, Furious Hope: Secular Political Theology and Social Movements (Palgrave MacMillan, 2019), which includes chapters on The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), Occupy Wall Street, and #BlackLivesMatter, and includes reflections on the events at Standing Rock, ND.He is the co-editor with Christopher D. Rodkey of The Palgrave Handbook of Radical Theology (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018); a reference volume currently under contract with contributions from 54 scholars including more than a dozen Westar scholars; and Crisis, Exposure, Imagination: Lifting Veils, an interdisciplinary collection of essays co-edited with Fred Abong and Craig Condella (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2017).

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