Corey D. B. Walker

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Corey D. B. Walker specializes in African American social, political, and religious thought. He is the author of A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America, published by the University of Illinois Press. Walker also acted as editor of a special issue on "Theology and Democratic Futures" of the journal Political Theology and was the Associate Editor of SAGE's Encyclopedia of Identity.


Walker earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Norfolk State University, M.Div. degree from Virginia Union University, M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in American Studies from The College of William and Mary.


Prior to assuming his position at Winston-Salem State University, he served as chair of the department of Africana Studies at Brown University.[1] Walker also served as a member of the faculty in the department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies at the University of Virginia, director of the Center for the Study of Local Knowledge at the University of Virginia, and visiting professor at the Historisches Institut at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena.[2]


A Noble Fight: African American Freemasonry and the Struggle for Democracy in America, (Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2008)


Walker co-directed and co-produced the documentary film Fifeville with acclaimed artist and filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson.


  1. ^ "The New Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Winston-Salem State University". Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (Online). June 28. 2013 – via Proquest. 
  2. ^ "Dr. Corey Walker Named Dean of the WSSU College of Arts and Sciences". Targeted News Service. June 24. 2013.