Keynote Speaker

Dr. Victor Anderson

Victor Anderson is the John Frederick Oberlin Theological School Professor of Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt University, the Divinity School and African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in Philosophical and Moral Theology from Calvin Theological Seminary. He earned the M.A and Ph.D. from Princeton University in Religion, Ethics, and Politics. Anderson is the author of three books: Beyond Ontological Blackness: An Essay in African American Religious and Cultural Criticism (1995), Pragmatic Theology: Negotiating the Intersection of an American Philosophy of Religion and Public Theology (1999), and Creative Exchange: A Constructive Theology of African American Religious Experience (2008). He is the co-editor with Lewis V. Baldwin of Revives My Soul Again; The Spirituality of Martin Luther King Jr. (2018). Anderson teaches courses in Black Religion and Culture Studies, Religion and Philosophy, Ethics and Politics, and African American Studies.

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