Seth Gaiters

Seth Gaiters

Seth Gaiters

Ph.D. Student, Department of Comparative Studies

Hagerty 476

Areas of Expertise

  • Religious Studies
  • African American Religious History
  • Religion and Politics
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • African-American and African Studies
  • Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • Social Movements


  • B.A., in Psychology, The Ohio State University
  • M. Div., Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary

Seth’s research investigates the intersection of religion, race and politics, and is interested in the mobilization of religion to aid and abet colonial/imperial imagination, with its exclusionary practices, on the one hand, and yet how religion in diverse ways, particularly in African American religious groups (of the twentieth century), have maneuvered differently with religion to forge pathways forward towards social justice and transformation unsettling the colonial imaginary, with its constraints and dehumanizing tendencies.

Collaborating Programs: African-American and African Studies