Dr. Wonhee Anne Joh, Professor of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is the first Korean American woman promoted to full professor of Systematic Theology in the United States, and the first Asian American woman to earn full professor in the seminary’s 162-year history. An interdisciplinary theologian, Joh’s research and scholarship has focused on post/decolonialism, critical ethnic/race and Asian American studies, feminist, queer and affect theories, and constructive theology. Joh has written numerous articles on a wide-range of theological and interdisciplinary subjects and is the author of Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology (Westminster John Knox, 2006) and numerous chapters and articles. Critical Theology Against U.S. Militarism in Asia: Decolonization and Deimperialization (Palgrave Macmilian, 2016) was co-edited with Dr. Nami Kim and currently has two forthcoming books, Trauma, Affect and Race: A Postcolonial Theology of Hope (Fordham University Press, 2019) and In Proximity to the Other: A Postcolonial Theological Anthropology (Westminster John Knox Press).
Borders signify the advancing presence of imperial desires and colonial fantasies of gradual yet total dispossession and disappearance of peoples of other nations that continue the founding settler colonial violence in the US.