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Elisha Chi

Elisha is a white settler descendant of the Iñupiat of the Bering Straits region, raised in the anti-feminist conservative traditionalist Catholic community. Her background influences her interest in theoretical and embodied spaces of liminality and paradox as sources of interdisciplinary conversations between Indigenous theories, thinkers and methods, and constructive Christian theology and ethics. Her dissertation work as a doctoral candidate seeks to thread together decolonialism, political theology, philosophy, literature, and materiality as sources of methodology and pedagogical praxis.



Refusal is a strong current resisting the structure of settler colonialism. It crashes, churns, and erodes the death-dealing dams of settler knowing. Its path turns away from the settler’s gaze.

The Rupture of Desire: An Interview with China Miéville

The following is a small portion of a longer interview with China Miéville in the journal Political Theology.

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?