Featured Author: Keri Day

Keri Day is associate professor of constructive theology and African American religion at Princeton Theological Seminary. Much of her work centers on the question of how theology and faith—particularly in black religious thought—respond to political and economic injustices. Having grown up in the Afro-Pentecostal tradition, she is interested in how Pentecostalism can function as an insurgent practice of togetherness against oppressive social structures, such as whiteness.

Dr. Day's new book, Notes of a Native Daughter: Testifying in Theological Education, is prophetic call for decolonizing theological education by embracing its growing population of Afro-Pentecostal students and teachers. Day testifies to structural inequalities and broken promises of inclusion from her perspective as a prominent black female scholar who experiences herself as both stranger and friend to prevailing models of theological education. Notes of a Native Daughter is part of the Theological Education between the Times series, a collection of books from a diverse array of authors envisioning the future of theological education.

Recognized in 2017 by ABC News as one of six black women at the center of gravity in theological education in America, she has been a guest political commentator on broadcast media on issues related to faith and politics, and she has contributed to HuffPost, The Christian Century, and The Feminist Wire, as well as academic journals such as Black Theology: An International Journal and The Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics. Her other books are Unfinished Business: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America and Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives.