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Deidre Nicole Green

Assistant Professor of Latter-day Saint/Mormon Studies

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 649-2418

Deidre Nicole Green (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University) is Assistant Professor of Latter-day Saint/Mormon Studies at the GTU, where she offers courses on Christian theology and philosophy of religion. Her research focuses on constructive feminist theology and philosophy of religion, drawing on the thought of Søren Kierkegaard to respond to contemporary issues in these disciplines. Green’s current book project is entitled Joy Enfleshed: Kierkegaardian Visions for Christian Life. She is co-editor with Eric D. Huntsman of Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Atonement, forthcoming from University of Illinois Press in January 2024. Prior to joining the GTU in 2022, Green was a postdoctoral researcher at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University. She has held research positions in Copenhagen and Zürich and conducted ethnographic research in Botswana, Rwanda, and South Africa.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD Religion, Women’s Studies in Religion and Philosophy of Religion and Theology Claremont Graduate University, 2012

M.A. Continental Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, 2019

M.A. Religion, cum laude, Feminist Studies; Yale Divinity School, 2007

B.A. Philosophy, minors in Microbiology and Psychology; Brigham Young University, 2001

Certificate Africana Studies, Claremont Graduate University, 2019

Certificate Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery, Harvard Medical School, 2018 

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Feminist Theology
  • Feminist Philosophy of Religion
  • Latter-day Saint/Mormon Theology & Scripture
  • Christian Theology
  • Kierkegaard
Selected Publications

Works of Love in a World of Violence: Kierkegaard, Feminism, and the Limits of Self-Sacrifice. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.

Jacob: A Brief Theological Introduction. Provo, UT: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, 2020

“Feminist Biblical Criticism.” In The Bible and the Latter-day Saint Tradition, eds. Taylor G. Petrey, Cory Crawford, and Eric A. Eliason, 269–284. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2023.

“Feminism and Gender.” In the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion, eds. Charles Taliaferro and Stewart Goetz. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2021. (10,000 words).

“Engendering Atonement: Kierkegaard on the Cross.” In The Kierkegaardian Mind, eds. Adam Buben, Eleanor Helms, and Patrick Stokes, 215–226. Abingdon/New York: Routledge, 2019.

“A Self That is Not One: Kierkegaard, Niebuhr, and Saiving on the Sin of Selflessness.” The Journal of Religion 97, no. 2 (April 2017): 151–180.

Courses Taught

Forgiveness and (its) Resistance: Trauma, Gender & Power

Joy Enfleshed: Theologies of Joy, Vulnerability, and Embodiment

Christ & Being Human