Sunder John Boopalan completed his Ph.D. in Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. His book, Memory, Grief, and Agency: A Political Theological Account of Wrongs and Rites (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), is the outcome of his tenure at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, where he served as Postdoctoral Fellow. Located broadly in the field of constructive theology, John’s inter-disciplinary research addresses themes and concerns in political theologies and theological ethics. With strengths in the area of Dalit Christianity and interests in redressing structural wrongs, Boopalan draws from anthropological and ethnographic data particularly pertaining to caste and race. His forthcoming essay in the Journal of World Christianity is entitled “Saving the World through Ethnography.” Boopalan is an ordained minister in the progressive Baptist tradition and is part of the Collective of Dalit Ecumenical Christian Scholars (CODECS) and has recently signed a contract with Fortress Press for a co-authored book project, Dalit Theology: A Global Introduction.
Sunder John Boopalan