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Drew Theological School Welcomes Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

The Rev. Dr. Alice Kim T’21

September 2023 – Drew Theological School is pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. Alice Kim T’21 as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow.

Kim joined the Theological School this fall as Assistant Teaching Professor of Constructive Theology. 

The Louisville Institute Fellowship helps early career scholars develop their vocations as theological educators by providing awards to support a two-year, visiting professorship at a participating North American theological school, college, or university.

Louisville Institute is funded by the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc. and is based at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Louisville Institute’s mission is to bridge church and academy by awarding grants and fellowships to those who study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements.

Kim earned her PhD in Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion from Drew. Her dissertation was titled “A Theology of Traumatic Affect: A Religious and Political Response to Trauma.” She was the recipient of the Maxine Clarke Beach Prize for the Outstanding Student Teacher in 2018.

“I am so thankful for this unique opportunity to return to Drew as a Louisville Postdoctoral Fellow and Assistant Teaching Professor of Constructive Theology,” said Kim. “I am thrilled to return to Drew in this new capacity. As a PhD student at Drew, I found the community at Drew Theological School to be compassionate, inspiring, and nurturing. I look forward to the next two years to contribute to the community that provides a hospitable space for success and growth.”  

As part of the institute’s vocation of the Theological Educator Initiative, fellows are accompanied by a peer academic mentor and a peer pastoral mentor. 

Serving as Kim’s peer academic mentor is Professor of Ecology, Religion and Society Laurel Kearns.

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