Peace Talks Podcast

Dr. elissa yukiko weichbrodt

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Dr. Elissa Yukiko Weichbrodt is an Associate Professor of Art and Art History at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and a Little Endowed Scholar. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. As a biracial Japanese-white woman, she has navigated the joys and tensions of a hybrid identity.

Weichbrodt has published on topics ranging from contemporary Black photographers to the patronage of Hawaiian landscape paintings to documentary photographs of Japanese Americans during World War II. She also enjoys writing for general audiences on the intersection of art history, politics, and pop culture. Her first book, Redeeming Vision: A Christian Guide to Looking at and Learning from Art, was published by Baker Academic in 2023 and received an Award of Merit from Christianity Today and the Arts and Culture Book Award from The Gospel Coalition.


“Jesus coming and becoming like us reiterates the dignity of this world, of our lived experience, the value that it has for us. And the promise of resurrection says it’s all gonna matter. This doesn’t all just go away—it is restored, it is resurrected. So for Christians, caring about art is really an extension of our belief in the importance of the creation, an extension of our belief in the miracle of the incarnation, an extension of our belief in the hope of the resurrection.”