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Deidre Nicole Green

Assistant Professor of 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 Kierkegaard’s Maternal Meditations: A Feminist Interpretation of His Christian Vision and is under contract with Routledge Press. She is co-editor with Eric D. Huntsman of Latter-day Saint Perspectives on Atonement, forthcoming from University of Illinois Press. 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

Ph.D. Religion, Women’s Studies in Religion and Philosophy of Religion and Theology;

Claremont Graduate University, 2012–Advisor: Ingolf U. Dalferth

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


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

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

Articles and Chapters

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

“Becoming Zion: Some Reflections on Forgiveness and Reconciliation.” BYU Studies 60, no. 1 (2021): 159–174.

“Love in the Time of Negativity: A Response to Andrew Hass.” In The Meaning and Power of Negativity, eds. Ingolf U. Dalferth and Trevor W. Kimball, 61–68. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2021.

“To Be(come) Love Itself: Charity as Acquired Originality.” Kierkegaard Studies Yearbook, eds. Heiko Schulz, Jon Stewart, and Karl Verstrynge, 217–240. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2019.

“Radical Forgiveness.” In Love and Justice, eds. Ingolf U. Dalferth and Trevor W. Kimball, 183–205. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019.

“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.