Christopher ChoiAdjunct Instructor of Church History
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Princeton Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity
Christopher Choi is a doctoral candidate in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Virginia. His research interests are in modern Christian and Jewish thought, political theology, and Black studies. He is currently completing his dissertation, tentatively titled Abolishing Grounds: A Theopolitical Examination of Critique and its (Im)possibilities, examines the limitations of how modern Protestant theology has theologized sociopolitical change, particularly in regards to ubiquitous anti-Black violence and the legacies of transatlantic slavery. It argues that a theology of community beyond anti-Black carceral logics emerges from a theological engagement with Black social life.
Chris holds an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (2016). He has a variety of teaching experience, ranging from theological institutions in Myanmar to undergraduate classrooms at the University of Virginia. He is particularly interested in incorporating the arts and music into the classroom to facilitate imaginative explorations of theological questions. His research and teaching is interested in cultivating spaces in theological and religious study to envision new worlds beyond oppression and violence.
A native of New Jersey, Chris and his family have enjoyed calling Richmond for the past few years. When not teaching or writing, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two children and two dogs. He also loves experimenting with cooking, and being involved in his local community.