Clayton Crockett

Professor and Director of Religious Studies program

Irby 301

(501) 450-3179




Ph.D. – Syracuse University, 1998 (Religion)
M.A. – University of Virginia, 1994 (Religious Studies)
B.A. – College of William and Mary, 1991 (History and Religion)

Academic Interests:

Continental Philosophy of Religion and Postmodern Theology; Gilles Deluze; Psychoanalytic Theory; Religion and Politics.


2008-09 College of Liberal Arts OUTSTANDING FACULTY MEMBER
2009-10 University Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award Winner


Clayton Crockett is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Director of the interdisciplinary Religious Studies program. He regularly teaches courses on Exploring Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion, Science and Technology; and Religion and Psychology. He has authored or edited a number of books, including Religion, Politics and the EarthThe Future of Continental Philosophy of ReligionDerrida After the End of Writing, and Energy and Change: A New Materialist Cosmotheology. He is a member of a national organization that promotes religious literacy, the Westar Institute, and their “Seminar on God and the Human Future.” He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow for the Global Centre for Advanced Studies, an online graduate school ( Finally, he is a co-editor of an academic book series called “Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture” for Columbia University Press.