David Booth received his Ph.D. in 1984 from The University of Chicago in theology.  He teaches in the areas of theology, feminist theory, and religion and culture.  His scholarship explores historical and contemporary instances when religious communities have stigmatized marginal subgroups (for example, trials of “witches,” and campaigns against sexual minorities).  In recent teaching he has been addressing intersections of theology and environmental studies (for example, religious questions about land use and access to food).

Off-campus, he has a rewarding and humbling hobby career as a singer-songwriter and band-leader, writing songs that explore intersections of personal and public lives.  He has made three albums.