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PTN managing editor transition

Outgoing editor Kyle Lambelet welcomes Wonchul Shin as the new managing editor for the PTN website.

Dear friends of the Political Theology Network,

I’m very pleased to introduce you to our new Managing Editor, Wonchul Shin. 

Wonchul is currently a Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary. His work has focused on religious ethics and violence, conflict, and peacebuilding, especially through analysis of marginalized womens’ social movements. He has studied at Yonsei University in Seoul, as well as at Emory University in Atlanta, where he received his M.Div. and Ph.D. 

Wonchul brings to his scholarship an attention to the struggles of marginalized communities, and a disposition of collaboration. I also know that he aims to bring greater focus on the regional plurality of political theology as it is being developed beyond national boundaries and across the globe.

I look forward to seeing the ways that Wonchul will lead the website in the seasons to come.

Finally, let me take a small personal privilege to express my gratitude to all of you for the many ways you have supported the Political Theology Network during my tenure as managing editor. It has been a gift to collaborate with you and imagine how, from our different institutional and vocational locations, we can produce publicly facing scholarship that bends toward justice.

In solidarity,

Kyle Lambelet

Dear friends of the Political Theology Network, 

I am very excited to be the next managing editor of the Political Theology Network!

I am drawn to the PTN for its strong commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, diversity in the production of knowledge of political theology, and orientation toward social justice. 

Kyle has demonstrated his dedicated service and strong leadership for the development of the Political Theology Network, specifically its website. It was my joy to work with him to make this transition. And he will continue to be part of the PTN serving as the chair of the advisory group for the PTN’s website. 

As managing editor, I would like to convene a space in which scholars, religious leaders, and activists actively engage racially, disciplinarily, religiously, and nationally diverse conversations pertinent to the field of political theology. As Kyle introduced, I am especially committed to curating diverse conversations beyond and across the national boundaries (e.g., transnational Black Lives Matter activism in Asia and Africa). Also, I would like to contribute to orienting the field of political theology toward morally responsible public engagement. 

I look forward to being part of the PTN and working with you all!  


Wonchul Shin

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