Chloë Starr

Chloë Starr joined Yale Divinity School in 2009, and is Associate Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology. She is currently also DGS in East Asian studies. She previously taught classical Chinese literature at the universities of Oxford and Durham, where she was Senior Tutor of St John’s College. She has published on Chinese literature and Chinese theology; recent works include Chinese Theology: Text and Context (2016), a co-edited text book Documenting China (2011); monograph Red-light Novels of the late Qing (Brill, 2007), a co-edited volume The Quest for Gentility in China (Routledge, 2007, 2009) and an edited volume Reading Christian Scriptures in China (Continuum, 2008). She is currently writing a monograph on contemporary Chinese Christian fiction. She holds honorary posts as Adjunct Researcher at Renmin University of China and often teaches summer courses at Renmin, and as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sino-Christian Studies, Hong Kong. Courses include ‘Chinese and Japanese Christian Literature,’ ‘Asian American Theology,’ ‘Chinese Protestantism,’ and ‘Introduction to East Asian Theology.’

In her spare time, Prof. Starr enjoys painting (oils and Chinese water-colours), sculling in New Haven harbour or on the Quinnipiac river, writing sermons and paragliding.