William I. Orbih is a Ph.D. fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and a Ph.D. Candidate in the department of Theology (World Religion, World Church). In 2021, he completed a minor in peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Prior to coming for Notre Dame for doctoral studies, William completed a master’s in theology at the St John School of Theology, Collegeville MN, a postgraduate diploma in Peace Studies at the Nile University of Nigeria and bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies in Universities in Nigeria and Italy. 

His scholarly interest is at the intersection between Theology, African Literature (especially protest literatures) and Politics, deconstruction and decolonial hermeneutics. He also has a lively interest in comparative theology, interreligious dialogue, and patristics (Augustine), the concept of divine transcendence. He is presently working on a dissertation titled: “African Literature as Theology of Hope.”