Emily Vogt

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Emily Vogt

Academic Dean; Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Ethnography

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Dr. Emily Vogt is the Academic Dean and Director of the MA, STM, and PhD Programs at Chicago Theological Seminary. She earned a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, where her work focused on issues of historicity, citizenship, and culture in the French Caribbean. Dr. Vogt conducted ethnographic research for her dissertation on the island of Martinique, where she was supported by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research grant. Her scholarly interests always include using lived experience to inform social analysis, and thinking about the historicization and cultural contextualization of normative concepts. Future projects will touch on the historical relationship between missionaries and anthropology, and the way people on mission trips today engage with the populations they ostensibly mean to serve.


  • BA, Colorado College, 1992
  • MA, PhD, University of Chicago, 1994, 2005

Sample Courses

  • Ethnographic Method
  • Theology and Anthropology
  • Study Trip to Haiti