Student Profile

Eric Hilker

PhD Candidate, Religious Studies


Eric Hilker is a PhD candidate in the Religious Studies department at the University of Virginia (2021 expected), concentrating in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture track. He is a lecturer in bioethics at UVA and adjunct faculty in English, Rhetoric and Humanistic Studies at the Virginia Military Institute. His dissertation research focuses on the relationship between religious practices and moral formation, thinking about the way that material practices of religions form how people understand the relationships between people within the community, the relationship between those inside with those outside the community, and the relationship between the individual/community and the divine.



Equal Souls: Church and Race in Small Town, VA

Equal Souls: Church and Race in Small Town, VA