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.

Alex is co-editor of Studies in World Christianity (Edinburgh University Press) and editor of the Liu Institute Series in Chinese Christianities (Notre Dame Press). He has authored or edited five books, including Chinese Public Theology (Oxford University Press 2018) and Ecumenism and Independency in World Christianity (with Emma Wild-Wood; Brill 2020).