Dr. James Perkinson
Dr.James W. Perkinson is a long-time activist/educator/artist from inner city Detroit, currently teaching as Professor of Social Ethics at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary and lecturing in Intercultural Communication Studies at the University of Oakland (Michigan). He holds a Ph.D. in theology (but focused broadly on history of religions) from the University of Chicago, is the author of White Theology: Outing Supremacy in Modernity; Shamanism, Racism, and Hip-Hop Culture: Essays on White Supremacy and Black Subversion; and Messianism Against Christology: Resistance Movements, Folk Arts, and Empire as well as a book of poetry entitled Dreaming Moorish. He has written extensively in both academic and popular journals on questions of race, class and colonialism in connection with religion and urban culture. He is in demand as a speaker on a wide variety of topics related to his interests.