Administrative and Program Director for the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights
Eleanor Craig holds a doctoral degree in Religion and Society from Harvard Divinity School, with a secondary field completed under Harvard's Committee on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. In addition to teaching the theories and methods class "Power, Knowledge, Identity," Eleanor directs EMR's day to day programming, advises secondary field students, and supervises EMR's working groups.
Dr. Craig approaches ethnic studies as a critical theorist of American race and religion. Craig's current research focuses on 'alienation' as a concept that originates in Christian views of sin and travels into discourses about labor under capitalism (economics), the contrast between citizenship and foreigner (immigration politics), and divisions in subjectivity (philosophy and psychoanalysis). Craig is co-editor with An Yountae of In the Image of Man: Race, Coloniality, and Philosophy of Religion, under contract with Duke University Press, and collaborates with Kris Trujillo on projects related to ritual practice, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and race and mysticism.
Eleanor gives seminars on critical pedagogies and classroom power dynamics with the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. Outside of Harvard, Eleanor is a core member of Boston's Asian American Resource Workshop and a political education trainer with the Sticky Rice Project.
Courses Taught in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
WOMGEN 1204/ EMR 133 Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity
Cambridge, MA 02138