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Eleanor CraigProvost's Postdoctoral Fellow

Eleanor Craig researches gender, race, coloniality, and religion in literary and philosophical modes. They are interested in how critiques of these entangled dynamics take shape in Atlantic and transpacific frameworks. Craig is co-editor of Beyond Man: Race, Coloniality, and Philosophy of Religion (Duke UP, 2021) and special issues of Representations and Political Theology. Their first monograph, in progress, analyzes theories of trauma and racial melancholia with attention to their epistemological and religious dimensions. It examines constructions of the human, temporality, violence, and healing that appear in these theories and in experimental literary forms. Craig’s second book project is on Asian American poets’ portrayals of religion as both upholding and challenging racial, gendered, and colonialist structures.
In the American Academy of Religion, Craig is on steering committees for the units on Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism, and Theology and Religious Reflection. They also serve on the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Minoritized Persons in the Profession. 
Craig is co-chair of the board of directors for the Asian American Resource Workshop where they have been a board member since 2022 and political education trainer since 2016. They are co-lead for the Critical Ethnic Studies Northeast working group grant from the Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative. Prior to joining Emory, Craig was Program Director and Lecturer in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights at Harvard University, and affiliate faculty with Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. They were a consultant for the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and led seminars on critical pedagogies. They were a member of the Political Theology Network Emerging Scholars cohort. 
Research areas: Philosophy of Religion | Asian American Studies | Relational and Critical Ethnic Studies | Decolonial Theory | Queer Theory | Religion and Literature | Trauma Studies