Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings
Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale University Divinity School. A graduate of Duke University, Dr. Jennings is a systematic theologian who teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies, as well as post-colonial and race theory. The author of a number of books, he wrote The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which has become a standard text read in colleges, seminaries, and universities. He is the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his groundbreaking work on race and Christianity.