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Craig A. Ford, Jr.

Craig A. Ford, Jr., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, WI. He writes on topics at the intersection of queer theory, critical race theory, and the Catholic moral tradition, with a particular interest in reclaiming the Thomistic natural law tradiiton for queer people of color. His first monograph, Works of Art: Sexuality, Gender, Race, and a New Theology of Embodiment as well as his first edited volume (together with Bryan Massingale and Miguel Diaz), All of Us: A New Agenda for Catholic Theology from Queer Theologians of Color are both under contract with Fortress Press.


Black Queer Natural Law: On Brownness and Disidentification

Because of its deployments within white supremacist and heteronormative projects, the natural law has not been seen as a partner in liberative ethical projects. Considerations with respect to José Muñoz’s concepts of disidentification and brownness, however, allow for a rapprochement between queer-of-color epistemologies and a Thomistic epistemology of the natural law.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?