Eleanor Craig

Eleanor Craig

Administrative and Program Director
Eleanor Craig


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Eleanor Craig is Administrative and Program Director for the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights (EMR) and Lecturer in EMR and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University (Massachusett). Craig's interdisciplinary research explores the ways that putatively secular theoretical discourses retain theological constructs with racial, gendered, and colonialist implications. 

Craig is co-editor with An Yountae of Beyond Man: Race, Coloniality, and Philosophy of Religion (Duke UP, 2021) which examines the role of racializing and colonialist constructs in philosophy of religion's formation and offers critical and decolonial interventions. Craig also coedited with Amy Hollywood and Kris Trujillo the "Practices of Devotion" special issue of Representations (Winter 2021).

Craig's monograph in progress, "Fated Falls: Racial Religious Formations in the Study of Trauma," analyzes the recurring appearance of structures resembling original sin in contemporary trauma studies. Craig argues that these theories imply racialized and gendered definitions of the human that reinforce multiple forms of domination.

Craig's areas of research and teaching interest include ethnic studies, philosophy of religion, religion and literature, critical theory, queer theory, Asian American experimental writing, and comparative colonial studies. Craig gives seminars on critical pedagogies at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and is a political education trainer and board member for the Asian American Resource Workshop in Boston. Craig is a member of the Political Theology Network's inaugural Emerging Scholars cohort.


Current Teaching 

Fall 2021: EMR 133/WGS 1204: Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity 

Spring 2022: EMR 1020: Topics in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Studies


ThD Harvard Divinity School. Religion and Society; Secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (FAS)

MTS Harvard Divinity School. Christianity and Culture

BA Grinnell College. Political Science major, Gender and Women's Studies concentrator

Contact Information

2 Arrow Street, Room 431
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-4048.
Office Hours: Thursdays 12:30-2pm and by appointment. Please email for Zoom info.