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Corey D. B.

Corey D. B. Walker, Ph.D.

Corey D. B. Walker, Ph.D.

Freedom Forum Institute Senior Fellow for Religious Freedom

A scholar of African-American social, political and religious thought, Corey D. B. Walker has published broadly on African-American religion and philosophy, African-American history and culture as well as religion and American public life. He is a visiting professor at the University of Richmond, where he teaches in the School of Arts and Sciences and the Jepson School of Leadership Studies. He collaborates with campus and community partners on research, teaching and public programming on the university’s recently acquired Wyatt Tee Walker collection. He is also senior fellow in religious freedom at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington. He previously served as faculty member and in academic leadership positions at the University of Virginia and at Brown, Virginia Union and Winston-Salem State universities. He is the author of “A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America” (University of Illinois Press), editor of a special issue of the journal Political Theology on “Theology and Democratic Futures” and associate editor of SAGE Publishing’s award-winning “Encyclopedia of Identity.” He has published more than 50 articles, reviews, book chapters and essays appearing in a wide range of scholarly journals. He co-directed and co-produced the documentary film “fifeville” with filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson. Currently, he is finalizing his next book exploring race, religion and American public life titled, “Between Transcendence and History: An Essay on Religion and the Future of Democracy in America.”