Political Theology Network in the USA is inviting applications for the CFP – Emerging Scholars Programme in Political Theology in 2020.

The Emerging Scholars in Political Theology Programme will involve facilitated discussions of shared readings, teaching and syllabus workshops, and training in public scholarship. Participants will share and discuss works-in-progress and will meet with academic and non-academic experts as we reflect on the state of the field.

Vincent Lloyd and Winnifred Sullivan will serve as mentors for the 2020-2021 cohort. Participants will meet in person three times: at Villanova University July 19-24, 2020, in Chicago in January of 2021, and again at Villanova in the Summer of 2021—in addition to online video conference meetings.

Worth of Award

All expenses will be paid, and Emerging Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend for their participation.


  • Scholars in political theology come from a variety of disciplines including religious studies, theology, law, political theory, anthropology, history, literature, and sociology.
  • Scholars of traditions other than Christianity and of geographic areas outside of the United States are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

To apply for the Emerging Scholars Programme;

  • Please send a CV and a brief (1 or 2 pages) letter of interest to Richard Kent Evans at [email protected]
  • Applicants should have the PhD in hand but must have received their PhD after December 31, 2015.
  • In your letter of interest, please consider addressing the following questions:
  • How do you see the past, present, and future of the field of political theology, and how does your own research contributions to the field?
  • Which key texts do you see as forming the “canon” of political theology and why?
  • What role does political theology play in your teaching?


Deadline: Application closes on January 15, 2020.

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