Dr. Christophe D. Ringer

Professional Title: 
Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics and Society
Organization: 
Chicago Theological Seminary

Dr. Christophe D. Ringer is currently the Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics and Society at Chicago Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. He received his Ph.D. in Religion, Ethics and Society from Vanderbilt University.  His dissertation, Necropolitics: The Religious Situation of U.S. Mass Incarceration, examined the religious meanings that sustain mass incarceration.  His research interests include African American religion and cultural studies, religion and politics, and public theology.  Ringer has presented his research in many setting including the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), the Center for Research on Social-Cultural Change in Manchester, UK and the Political Theology Symposium in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Ringer’s professional experience includes a background in community development, with the Chicago Community Loan Fund as well as serving as a counselor at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison (R.M.S.I.) and Behavioral Treatment Providers (BTP).  In addition, Ringer served ten years as pastor of Howard Congregational UCC and was actively involved with numerous campaigns to advance social justice. Ringer is a New Leaders Council Fellow,  member of A Just Harvest and Workers Center for Racial Justice. This year, Ringer will celebrate eight years of marriage to Minister Kimberly Peeler-Ringer.

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