Jacqueline Rivers

Senior Fellow of the Center for the Study of Christianity and the Black Experience

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Jacqueline C. Rivers is the Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Social Science and Policy of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies. She is currently a Senior Fellow at The King’s College in New York City and has served as a lecturer in both Sociology and African American Studies at Harvard University. She has presented at Princeton University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pennsylvania, the Vatican, Stanford University, the United Nations and in several other venues. Her publications include “The Paradox of the Black Church and Religious Freedom”, a chapter in the volume Not Just Good but Beautiful and another co-authored with Orlando Patterson in The Cultural Matrix published by Harvard University Press.

Jacqueline is a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Christianity and the Black Experience at the King’s College. She holds a PhD from Harvard University where she was a Doctoral Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy of the J. F. Kennedy School of Government and a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Science Foundation. She graduated from Harvard Radcliffe College (B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and M.A., both in Psychology).

Time at King's: January 2021 to Present


Harvard University

M.A. Psychology
Harvard Radcliffe College

B.A. Psychology
Harvard Radcliffe College