About   Me

Donnell's research examines the dialogical relationship between faith and despair in relation to Protestantism's various, often disparate, ethical dispositions.  His scholarship focuses on modern religious thought, historical philosophy, and the Black literary tradition.  Donnell's primary research interests include philosophy of religion, religion and politics, religious ethics, and Black American religious traditions, emphasizing the intellectual histories of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Søren Kierkegaard.  He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College and an MDiv from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  He enjoys reading, playing tennis, and listening to music in his spare time.

2019 - Present

Brown University

PhD, Religion and Critical Thought

2017 - 2018

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Munich, Germany | Exchange Student

2015 - 2019

Emory University

MDiv, Candler School of Theology at Emory University

2011 - 2015

Morehouse College

BA, Sociology

 Complete CV available upon request.