Keri Day is an Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religion at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. Day received her PhD in Religion from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned an MA in Religion and Ethics from Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University in Nashville. Her teaching and research interests are in womanist/feminist theologies, social critical theory, cultural studies, economics, and Afro-Pentecostalism. Her first academic book, Unfinished Business: Black Women, The Black Church, and the Struggle to Thrive in America, was published in November of 2012. Her second book, Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives, was published in December of 2015. She is currently at work on her third book project, which explores how early Pentecostalism (the Azusa Street Revival) provides radical religious imaginaries for Christian theology and democracy in the West. Last year, she was recognized by ABC News as one of six black women at the center of gravity in theological education in America.
Alongside her scholarship, she also engages public policy leaders. In 2011, she was the keynote speaker at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Springfield, Illinois, highlighting the importance of interfaith dialogue within local communities. In addition, she was part of the 2012 delegation of scholars who participated in the White House Religious Scholars Briefing in Washington D.C. to discuss issues related to economic policy, religious freedom, and peace building efforts around the world. She has been a guest political commentator on KERA, NPR, DFW/FOX News, and HuffPost Live on issues related to faith and politics. She has written for the Dallas Morning News’ Faith and Politics Blog, The Feminist Wire, and The Huffington Post.