Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Teaching leave fall 2019 and spring 2020
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology
Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality
Ellen T. Armour holds the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School and directs the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality. Her research interests are in feminist theology, theories of sex, race, gender, disability and embodiment, and visual culture as well as contemporary continental philosophy. She is the author of Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999) and co-editor of Bodily Citations: Judith Butler and Religion (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006). Her latest book, Signs and Wonders: Theology after Modernity (Columbia University Press, 2016), uses photographs to diagnose and respond to our relationship to modernity. Her current book project, tentatively entitled Seeing is Believing: Politics, Theology and New Media, will analyze the impact on and import for our life together of significant changes in the media landscape, with particular attention to photography’s role.