About   Me

Donnell A. Williamson, Jr. is a PhD Student in Religion and Critical Thought at Brown University. His scholarship focuses on both modern religious thought and historical philosophy.  His primary research interests include philosophy of religion, religion and politics, and African-American religious traditions with an emphasis on the intellectual histories of Søren Kierkegaard and Frederick Douglass.  Donnell's research examines the realities of death and despair in relation to Christianity's various, often disparate, ethical dispositions.  He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Morehouse College and a MDiv from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing tennis and listening to music. 

2015 - 2019

Emory University

MDiv, Candler School of Theology at Emory University

2019 - Present

Brown University

PhD, Religion and Critical Thought

2011 - 2015

Morehouse College

BA, Sociology

 Complete CV available upon request.