Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade, Ph.D. 2018

Associate Rector of Trinity Church – Princeton, NJ and Canon Theologian of the Diocese of New Jersey

2018 Ph.D., Religious Studies (Christian Theology)

How has being a Religion graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"The Christian Theology track in the PhD program prepared me to do theology for the church, in the church, while also helping me to find my own theological voice. Not everyone in the program has that kind of vocation, but I think that's one of its strengths. The friends I have made in the program and throughout my time at Duke have continued to be valued colleagues."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Religion programs? 

"Figure out what you want to get out of the program when you start, and work towards those goals. I finished my degree on time by sticking to a very strict daily writing practice, and I commend that to others in the PhD process."

Rev. Canon Dr. Kara Slade