PhD Student Profile: Dwayne Craig

Area of Study: Theological and Ethical Studies

Dwayne Craig is a PhD student in theological and ethical studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has degrees from Bethune-Cookman College (BA), Duke University Divinity School (MDiv, ThM), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (MTS). Broadly, his research interests include contemporary models of ecclesiology and theological anthropology, theory of boundaries, philosophy of difference, liberation theologies, and critical race theory. More specifically, Dwayne is interested in the “passing narratives” within the African American tradition and how such narratives make for the elasticity, transgression, and destabilization of boundaries and facilitate, possibly, the reimagining of what it means to be a human being shaped by a praxis of polychromatic fellowship. He is an ordained elder of The United Methodist Church and a member of the Florida Annual Conference.

Papers and Publications

“Black, Obscene, and Born to be Hurt,” Graduate Student Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2017.

“Nella Larsen and the Transgression of Racial Identity: An Ecclesiology of Dissent,” MTS Thesis, Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2015.