Class Adviser & Associate Faculty
B.A., Theology, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2006
M.A.R., Religion, Yale Divinity School, 2009
Ph.D., Constructive Theology, Fordham University, 2019
Malik holds a PhD in Constructive Theology from Fordham University, where he completed his dissertation on "Saving Space: A Spatial Recasting of the Divine/Human Encounter and Cooperation for an Urban Theology." He also earned an MAR in Religion from Yale Divinity School, and a BA in Theology from Xavier University in New Orleans. At Fordham, Malik taught several courses, including "American Religious Texts" and "Faith and Critical Reason." At the NYU Silver School of Social Work, Malik has taught "Answering the Call: Multifaith Service Learning," which explores theories of service learning, community partnerships, religious diversity in the 21st century, and principles of faith-oriented leadership. He has also been a Buddhist Chaplain in the NYU Center for Global Spiritual Life where he created and led meditation groups for three years.
religious studies, theologies of liberation, diasporic studies, ethics, critical theory, Eastern religious traditions, philosophy, hermeneutics
Malik JM Walker wrote “Terraforming Religious Consciousness: Race as a Signifier in New World Religious Cosmogony” about the relationship between race and religions in Religions.
CONFERENCES AND TALKS
Malik JM Walker was invited to the Xavier University Scholars Roundtable, Department of Theology at the Xavier University of Louisiana in May 2020.