University of Portland

Brandy Daniels

Theology, Assistant Professor

Brandy Daniels



Buckley Center 438

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Prior to coming to University of Portland in 2020, Brandy Daniels was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia. Her research and teaching explore intersections between constructive and political theologies, social ethics, and feminist and queer theories, particularly around questions of identity, community, and difference. Brandy has published on topics ranging from Bonhoeffer and Foucault on racial identity, to poststructuralism and liberation theology, to Eastern Orthodox apophatic theology and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. Her current book project, How (Not?) to be Christian? Identity, Formation, and Difference engages these themes with particular reference to contemporary feminist theologies. 

Brandy serves as the co-chair for the Queer Studies in Religion unit of the AAR, as the co-chair for both the LGBTQ and Queer Studies Interest Group and the Women’s Caucus of the Society of Christian Ethics, and on the executive committee of the Political Theology Network. She is an ordained minister with the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church). She is an avid slow runner and Jeopardy! fan, and the proud parent of an adorable tiny pup, Karly Barx.


  • Ph.D. Religion (Theological Studies), certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies, Vanderbilt University.
  • M.A. Humanities, certificate in African and African American Studies, Duke University
  • M.Div., Duke University.
  • B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Courses Currently Taught

  • Introduction to Theology 
  • Christianity, Gender, and Sexuality 
  • Queer Theologies 

Selected Publications 

Curriculum Vitae