Alexander Chow is a Chinese American, born and raised in Southern California. He completed his PhD in theology at the University of Birmingham (UK), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Renmin University of China (Beijing), where he was doing research in Chinese Christianity and teaching in the School of Liberal Arts. Alex joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2013 and is Senior Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity and co-director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity. He is co-editor of the journal Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press) and editor of the Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities (Notre Dame Press).

Alex has authored two books, Theosis, Sino-Christian Theology and the Second Chinese Enlightenment: Heaven and Humanity in Unity (Palgrave Macmillan 2013; Chinese edition: Institute of Sino-Christian Studies 2015) and Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity (Oxford University Press 2018), and co-edited two books Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity: Historical Studies in Honour of Brian Stanley (with Emma Wild-Wood; Brill 2020) and Ecclesial Diversity in Chinese Christianity (with Easten Law; Palgrave Macmillan 2021).