Joerg Rieger

Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology, Vanderbilt University

Dr. Joerg Rieger is Cal Turner Chancellor's Chair in Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and the Graduate Program in Religion at Vanderbilt University. Previously he was the Wendland-Cook Professor of Theology at SMU. Author and editor of 20 books, his most recent books include Unified We Are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America's Inequalities (with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, 2016), Faith on the Road: A Short Theology of Travel and Justice (2015), Religion, Theology, and Class (editor, 2013), Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude (with Kwok Pui-lan, 2012), Grace under Pressure: Negotiating the Heart of the Methodist Traditions (2011), Globalization and Theology (2010), No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (2009), and Christ and Empire (2007). Rieger's books have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Korean, and Chinese. Rieger is editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series “New Approaches to Religion and Power,” and co-editor of the Rowman and Littlefield book series “Religion in the Modern World.” Rieger has lectured throughout the United States as well as internationally, including presentations in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, and China.