Hugh R. Page

Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame

Hugh R. Page, Jr. is Professor of Theology and Africana Studies; and Vice President and Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.  His research interests include early Hebrew poetry; Africana biblical interpretation; the role of mysticism and esotericism in Anglican and Africana spiritualities; and the Blues aesthetic. His most recent sole-authored work is Israel’s Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse (Fortress, 2013). He is also general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Augsburg Fortress, 2010); and one of the co-editors for both the Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha (Fortress, 2014) and Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery” … (Brill, 2015). He is an elected member of the Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR) and a Research Associate of Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University. A priest in The Episcopal Church, he is an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral of St. James, South Bend, IN.

Over the past twenty years, as faculty member and administrator, he has been part of three major strategic planning committees focused on diversity and inclusion at Notre Dame; chair of an ad hoc committee charged with enhancing cultural competency in the University’s undergraduate curriculum; and helped to create both a dissertation year fellowship initiative for African American doctoral students (the Erskine Peters Program, 2000 – 2012) and a postdoctoral fellowship initiative for Women and Scholars-of-Color (the Moreau Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2012 – Present). He was part of the collaborative that helped create the University’s Department of Africana Studies in 2005; and is part of the team in the Provost’s Office working on projects related to inclusive excellence.