Christophe Ringer (he/him) is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics and Society at Chicago Theological Seminary.
Ringer is passionate about understanding the relationship between self, society, and the sacred in pursuit of social justice. He is the author of Necropolitics: The Religious Crisis of U.S. Mass Incarceration, which examines the religious meanings that sustain mass incarceration and influence public policy.
He is currently co-editing a project examining the religious significance of the Movement for Black Lives. His research interests include religion and politics, political theology and political philosophy, social and theological ethics, and African-American religion and cultural studies. Recently, Ringer been active in the campaign to abolish wealth-based pre-trial incarceration in Illinois.
Ringer is a New Leaders Council Fellow, member of the U.S. Human Rights Network, board member of the Chicago Renewal Society, board president of A Just Harvest, and leadership team member of the Workers Center for Racial Justice.