Soojin Chung, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Practical Theology
Director of General Education

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5813
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Soojin Chung, PhD, specializes in race, gender, and global Christianity. Prior to coming to APU, she worked as a researcher in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Adopting for God: The Mission to Change America through Transnational Adoption (NYU Press, 2021), and has published articles and book chapters in various journals and edited volumes. She is the Associate Editor of the journal Missiology: An International Review and the Program Director of the Hispanic Serving Institution Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


  • PhD, History and Hermeneutics, Boston University
  • MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • BA, Religious Studies, University of Virginia

Academic Area

  • School of Theology
    • Department of Practical Theology


  • Contextual Theology
  • History of Global Christianity
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Religion