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
PhD, Religion and Critical Thought
2017 - 2018
Munich, Germany | Exchange Student
2015 - 2019
MDiv, Candler School of Theology at Emory University
2011 - 2015
Complete CV available upon request.