Kristin Swenson, Ph.D.

Affiliate Instructor of Religious Studies

Kristin Swenson, Ph.D. is associate professor of religious studies (affiliate) and a fellow at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville, where she writes full-time. Swenson is the author ofGod of Earth: Discovering a Radically Ecological Christianity, Tell Mister Lincoln (biopic of Harriet Tubman, winner of the 2015 VA Screenwriting Award), Bible Babel: Making Sense of the Most Talked about Book of All Time, What is Religious Studies?: A Journey of Inquiry (with Esther R. Nelson), and Living through Pain: Psalms and the Search for Wholeness. Swenson's work appears in Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Christian Century, among other publications.