Professor, Brite Divinity School
Oluwatomisin “Tomi” Oredein is an assistant professor in Black religious traditions, constructive theology and ethics and the director of the Black Church Studies program at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. Anchored in her American African identity, her scholastic and creative work engages theopoetics, womanist theology and ethics, postcolonial and decolonial thought, and Black theology from an African diasporic perspective. She is the author of “The Theology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Ecumenism, Feminism and Communal Practice,” an award-winning book detailing the connection between African women’s theologian Mercy Oduyoye’s life and her theological formation.
The Sabbatical Grant for Researchers (SGR) offers grants up to $40,000 to support academic sabbatical leave for projects about Christian faith and life, the practice of ministry, religious trends and movements, Christian and other faith-based institutions and religion and social issues. Louisville Institute is especially interested in projects that demonstrate a desire to bridge the North American church and academy.
SGR is most often used to supplement an existing semester sabbatical with a second term or semester. Typical applicants are fully employed in accredited academic institutions and are eligible for a full year leave from teaching and administrative responsibilities. Grants awarded in the 2024 cycle will fund sabbaticals taking place during the 2024-2025 academic year or during the 2025 calendar year.
Applications are due November 1, 2023.Learn More