Girim Jung

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion and Contextual Theologies
Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow

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  • 2019 – Ph.D., Claremont School of Theology (Comparative Theology/Philosophy), M.A., Claremont School of Theology
  • 2014 – M.Div., Yale University
  • 2011 – B.A., Rutgers University (cum laude, in Philosophy and Religion)


Dr. Jung specializes in Comparative Religion and Comparative Philosophy with a particular focus on East Asian Buddhism, Black Atlantic traditions, and Decolonial Thought. His Ph.D. research and dissertation focused on the archipelagic thinking to decolonize comparative religious and cultural studies by taking a transoceanic approach linking the Black Atlantic to the Asia Pacific. It also looked at Black and Asian political solidarities and the resonances between Black Atlantic thought and Huayan Buddhist philosophy.

Dr. Jung was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Felician University in New Jersey. At Iliff, he will be teaching courses in the areas of comparative religion and contextual/constructive theologies.