Oluwatomisin Oredein

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Dr. Oluwatomisin Oredein joined Brite Divinity School in 2019 as Assistant Professor in Black Religious Traditions, Constructive Theology and Ethics. She also serves as Director of the Black Church Studies Program.

Dr. Oredein was previously Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Memphis Theological Seminary. While there she taught classes such as “Womanist Theology and Ethics,” “Introduction to Christian Ethics,” “Theopoetics: Race, Gender, and Performance in Popular Art,” and “The Salvation of Words: Practical Theology and Black Women’s Poetry.”

Dr. Oredein is a graduate of The University of Virginia (BA) and Duke Divinity School (MDiv). She completed her ThD at Duke in Theology and Ethics in May 2017. Her dissertation examined the theology and ethics of Mercy Oduyoye, which is the first time someone has focused this kind of attention on this theologian. In order to follow up on this work, she is in the process of completing a book which is tentatively titled, Mercy, Me: The Theo-Feminism of Mercy Amba Oduyoye. In addition, Dr. Oredein has contributed several articles to academic and professional journals, chapters and essays in edited volumes, and has published several pieces of poetry. She is already taking leadership in the academy and guild by providing lectures and presentations at meetings and has participated in workshops at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology.

Dr. Oredein is a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA.


Th.D., Duke Divinity School
M.Div., Duke Divinity School
B.A., University of Virginia


Presbyterian Church, USA

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Religion
Society of Christian Ethics
Fellowship of Protestant Ethics
Society for the Study of Black Religion
Arts, Religion, & Culture
National Women's Studies Association
Association of Writers and Writing Programs