Jessica Wai-Fong Wong, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Theology

Phone: (626) 387-5702
Fax: (626) 815-5469
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Jessica Wai-Fong Wong, PhD, is an associate professor of systematic theology and works in political and liberation theologies with a focus on race, gender, society, and visual theory. She is an ordained ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees in Christian theology and ethics from Duke Divinity School and Duke University. She is the author of Disordered: The Holy Icon and Racial Myths (Baylor University Press, 2021) as well as co-author of the curriculum Lamenting Racism: A Christian Response to Racial Injustice (MennoMedia, 2021). Her current research projects consider the role of anger and delight in the struggle against racial injustice in the United States as well as the racial and sociopolitical dynamics of Asian American invisibility and Black hypervisibility.


  • PhD, Christian Theology and Ethics, Duke University
  • MDiv, Duke University
  • BA, University Scholars, Baylor University

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Theology


  • Asian American Theology
  • Critical Race Theology
  • Political Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Theologies of Liberation

Courses Taught

  • THEO 200 - Theology & the Christian Life
  • THEO 363 - Contemporary Christian Theology
  • THEO 411 - Systematic Theology II
  • THEO 480 - Theology from the Margins