Urbana, IL 61801
Dr. Stephanie Mota Thurston’s research and teaching interests include social ethics, religion & politics in the US, political theory, and political theology. She is especially interested in moral and political questions concerning school segregation, policing and prisons, and migration and borders. Dr. Thurston received her B.A. in Religious Studies and Politics/International Relations from Scripps College and earned her M.A.R in Ethics from Yale University’s Divinity School. She completed her Ph.D. in the Religion and Society program at Princeton Seminary. She is currently working on several projects that focus on schools, including her current book project titled Complicity and Moral Responsibility: Case Studies in School Segregation.
Dr. Thurston serves on the Advisory Committee for the Education Justice Project, a college in prison program at the University of Illinois.
Awards and Honors
Yale Center for Faith and Culture’s Course Development Grant (2023-2025)
REL 108: Religion and Society in the West I
REL 231: Religion and Philosophy
REL 432: Approaches to the Study of Religion