Sarah Azaransky is assistant professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary. Her research and teaching examine historical and contemporary experiences of race and sexualities and their intersections in the United States.
Dr. Azaransky’s publications include This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press, June 2017), The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith (Oxford University Press, 2011), an edited volume Religion and Politics in America’s Borderlands (Lexington, 2013), as well as articles in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Black Theology: An International Journal, and Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.
Dr. Azaransky earned her B.A. at Swarthmore College with a major in Religion in 1998. As a Watson Fellow, she conducted research on cross-community women’s peace organizing in Northern Ireland, Israel and the West Bank, and Sri Lanka in 1998-1998. She received her Master of Theological Studies from Harvard in 2001 and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2007. Before joining the Union faculty, she taught in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego.