Westar Institute

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Karen Bray

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Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Wesleyan College


Ph.D., Drew University M.Div., Harvard Divinity School


Karen Bray is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Wesleyan College. She received her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion from Drew University in 2016. Her research areas include continental philosophy of religion; feminist, critical disability, critical race, queer, political, and decolonial theories and theologies; and secularism and the postsecular. She is particularly interested in exploring how secular institutions and cultures behave theologically. Bray’s work has been published in journals such as The American Journal of Theology and Philosophy, The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, and Palgrave Communications and in volumes published by Fordham University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. Dr. Bray is also a candidate for ordination with the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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