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Rachel A. Heath

Rachel A. Heath is a PhD candidate and a Theology and Practice Fellow in the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests center on the intersections of multiple religious belonging, theologies of multiplicity, queer and feminist thought, and interfaith praxis in U.S. contexts. She holds an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and a certificate in Religion and the Arts through the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Prior to Vanderbilt, she worked in various capacities at the University of Chicago, including academic administration and multifaith chaplaincy. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Journal of Interreligious Studies; previously she served on the executive committee (2015-2017) for the National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC). In 2011 she was a seminary fellow with the Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). During the pandemic, she ran her first ultramarathon through the rolling hills of the Highland Rim, just south of Nashville, TN.

Selected Books

Multiple Religious Belonging and Theologies of Multiplicity:


Lessons in Multifaith Chaplaincy and Feminist Thought: