Miriam Y. Perkins

Dr. Miriam Y. Perkins

Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Assistant Professor of Theology and Society, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Milligan College,
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion,
Ph.D., Catholic University of America,

Miriam Perkins joined the Emmanuel faculty in 2008. She is currently the Assistant Professor of Theology and Society. Miriam comes to Emmanuel most recently from Washington, D.C. She graduated from Milligan College with a B.A. in Humanities and has a M.Div. from Emmanuel School of Religion. She holds a Ph.D. in the area of Religion & Culture from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.

Dr. Perkins has lived and worked throughout the United States and abroad. She served as ministry intern at the Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Rockville, Maryland, and mission intern in Kherson, Ukraine. She was ordained in 1997 by the congregation of Hopwood Christian Church, Johnson City, Tennessee, and served as a campus minister with Reach Out on Campus at Ohio University from 1997 until 2000. While living in D.C., Dr. Perkins was the resident manager for the Center for Educational Design and Communication, which is a retreat center in the District of Columbia dedicated to assisting non-profits committed to social justice.

Dr. Perkins is interested in interdisciplinary study that bridges the areas of religion & rhetoric, theology & sociology, worship & ethics. Her dissertation, Preaching and Rhetorical Responses to Terror, provides an analysis of how national and biblical narratives intersected in evangelical preaching shortly after September 11.

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