Denson Staples

Denson Staples

PhD Candidate
Theology
denson staples
Denson is interested in the use of religious resources to make sociopolitical and ethical claims about human life. Drawing from theology, philosophy, political theory, literature, and critical social theory, broadly understood, he studies the conceptual resources brought to bear upon questions of human difference: what differences matter, and how do our ways of thinking about difference precondition our responses to them? More specifically, how does theological language both conspire with and confound racial, gender, and sexual categories that, in turn, influence the very ability to think about these instantiations of human difference?  
 
Denson graduated with an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

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