Charlie Krysinski

Assistant Professor of Religion

Charlie Kryzinski, faculty
Office:415 Wheeler Hall
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Earned and Honorary Degrees

PhD History, University of California Santa Cruz (ABD)
MA History, University of California Santa Cruz
BA Religious Studies, Northland College

Why Northland?

I chose to teach at Northland because I believe it is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the future world. As a graduate of the College, I know that Northland equips its students intellectually, socially, and morally to build the world that we all need to be worthy of being called just and sustainable. It is a vital meeting point for those of us who are convinced that living differently with the natural world is both urgently necessary and deeply desirable.


I am a historian of modern American religion, with a particular focus on the black church. My current research into 'Black Theology and the End of Time' examines how African American religionists during the 1960s and 70s preached, wrote, and organized around the prospect of Christ's return at the end of time.


In the warmer months, I am often found with my fly rod in hand, exploring the beautiful lakes and streams of the north woods. I am a passionate cook, and love foraging for wild foods in the company of my dog.