“Black Natural Law”
Vincent Lloyd is Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. He specializes in political theology and African American religious thought and his research focuses on questions about the intersection of religious and political ideas using interdisciplinary methods.
Professor Lloyd’s publications include two monographs, Law and Transcendence: On the Unfinished Project of Gillian Rose (2009), and The Problem with Grace: Reconfiguring Political Theology (2011), as well as two edited collections, Race and Political Theology (2012) and Secular Faith (2011; co-edited with Elliot Ratzman). He has published articles in scholarly journals including Theology Today, Political Theology, the Journal of Religious Ethics, and Black Theology. He is the recipient of several grants from institutions that include the American Academy of Religion, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference at Emory University (2010-2011).