Linda E. Thomas

Dr. Linda E. Thomas
AddressLutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615

Professor of Theology and Anthropology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Professor of Theology and Anthropology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

B.A., Western Maryland College,
M.Div., Union Seminary, N.Y.,
Ph.D., American University, Washington D.C.,

Dr. Linda E. Thomas has engaged students, scholars and communities as a scholar for almost twenty years. She studies, researches, writes, speaks and teaches about the intersection and mutual influence of culture and religion. Her work is rooted intransitively in a Womanist perspective.

Dr. Thomas has taught in the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, ethics and theology. She is particularly focused on the experience of African-American women, and is passionate about uncovering and exploring historical and contemporary experiences and ideologies that govern actions, policies and norms surrounding sex, race and class. She always incorporates multiple teaching and learning methods in the classroom; in addition to traditional sources, she regularly uses literature, music and film to provide variety and relevance for her students.

Her professional academic experience began as Dean of Students at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., where she also taught courses in spiritual formation. She has served on the faculty at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado and Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. At Garrett, she also served as the Director of the Center of the Church and the Black Experience. Currently, Dr. Thomas serves as full professor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Illinois. She has served as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University, and Drew University.

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