Faculty & Staff

Dr. Miriam Perkins

Professor of Theology and Society

B.D. Phillips Building, 213
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Miriam Y. Perkins, Ph.D., B.A., Humanities, Milligan College; M.Div. Emmanuel Christian Seminary; Ph.D. Catholic University of America

Ministry Experience: Elder, Hopwood Christian Church; Campus Ministry, Ohio University (1997-2000); Guest House Manager, RSCJ (2002-2008)

Miriam Y. Perkins is Professor of Theology and Society in the area of Christian Theology and teaches graduate courses in Christology, ethics, feminist theology, and spiritual writing in residence and online. Dr. Perkins is interested in teaching, research, and writing that brings the Christian tradition to bear on the contemporary realities of religious difference, human dignity, and civic engagement for a global world. Her vocation is to imagine and inspire prophetic voice shaped by a gracious God, compassion in the name of Jesus, and conviction set aflame by the Spirit.

Her recent and forthcoming publications include “The Politics of Voice: Reflections on Prophetic Speech as Voices from the Margins” in Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context, (Eisenbrauns, 2018), and “The Praxis of Prophetic Voice: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Strategies for Resistance” in Black Theology (17.3, 2019). She also enjoys reflection on the vocation of teaching and is author of “Greenscreen Teaching: Institutional Instability & Classroom Innovation” in Teaching Theology and Religion (20.4, 2017).

Dr. Perkins is an ordained minister (Christian Churches/Churches of Christ), yoga instructor, fine arts devotee (especially modern dance), and lover of all things outdoors.

The lead photo was taken by ECS student and visual artist Trevor Wentt: http://www.trevorwentt.com/.