Corey D. B. Walker
Associate Professor and Chair:
Department of Africana Studies
Phone: +1 401 863 9545
My research program revolves around a series of critical investigations into the historical, philosophical, and theological problems of modern thought and political practice.
Corey D. B. Walker is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in philosophy, critical theory, modern theology, and cultural studies. His research revolves around a series of critical investigations into the historical, philosophical, and theological problems of modern thought and political practice.
Prior to joining the faculty at Brown in 2006, Professor Walker was Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia (2003-2006), Director of the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge at the University of Virginia (2002-2003), and Visiting Professor at the Historisches Institut at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena in Germany (2002).
Professor Walker is the author of the book, A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and is now completing work on a new book entitled Between Transcendence and History: An Essay on Religion and the Future of Democracy in America. Professor Walker recently completed a term as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the American Academy of Religion the top academic journal for the study of religion.
Ph.D., The College of William and Mary, 2001; M.T.S., Harvard University, 1999; M.Div., Virginia Union University, 1998; B.S., Norfolk State University, 1993
Professor Walker teaches courses in Africana philosophy, critical theory, modern theology, and cultural studies. He has served on six doctoral dissertation committees in the areas of Religious Studies and English and currently serves as a reader on three doctoral dissertations. Professor Walker has administered doctoral comprehensive exams in African American Religious Thought, Philosophical Theology, and Theology and Contemporary Theory.
Sesquicentennial Associateship, University of Virginia, 2006-2007
Ford Foundation Fellowship, Ford Foundation and National Research Council, 2000-2002
Summer Research Fellowship, The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, 2000
Research Travel Fellowship, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2000
Stephen J. Wright Commonwealth Graduate Fellowship, The College of William and Mary, 1999-2000
Bellevue Heights American Baptist Foundation Seminary Fellowship, Virginia Union University, 1996-1997