- Faculty & Staff
Asian Theological Summer Institute: Faculty
An annual mentoring program for doctoral students of
Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation
Asian heritage supported by the Henry Luce Foundation
- Faculty for ATSI 2013 -
William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Research Interests: Christian theology, world Christianity, spirituality, religion and culture, Asian religions, women’s studies, and postcolonial criticism.
Education: Education: BA, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; BD and MTh, Southeast Asia Graduate School of Theology; ThD, Harvard University.
Publications Include: Introducing Asian Feminist Theology; Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology; Chinese Women and Christianity 1860- 1927; Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World; Co-edited works include Postcolonialism; Feminism and Religious Discourse; Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology; and Hope Abundant: Third World and Indigenous Women’s Theology. She is also the editor of the four volume Women and Christianity. Her newest publication is Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude (with Joerg Rieger).
Professor of Constructive Theology, United Theology Seminary, Twin Cities, MN.
Research Interests: Constructive theology, theological voices from the Two-Thirds World, theological anthropology, theology of religions, mission and ecumenics, and globalization and its challenges to theology and the ministry.
Education: BA, Philippine Christian University; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary, Philippines; ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary; PhD, Vanderbilt University.
Publications Include: Burning Center, Porous Borders: The Church in a Globalized World (Wipf and Stock, 2011); editor, New Overtures: Asian North American Theology in the 21st Century (Sopher Press, 2012); Toward a Theology of Struggle; A Dream Unfinished: Theological Reflections on America from the Margins (co-edited with Fernando Segovia); Reimagining the Human: Theological Anthropology in Response to Systemic Evil; and Realizing the America of Our Hearts: Theological Voices of Asian Americans (co-edited with Fumitaka Matsuoka).
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean; Professor of New Testament, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA
Research Interests: Literary theory, postcolonial studies, gender/sexuality studies and ethic studies (particularly Asian American history and literature), and transdisciplinary study of the New Testament
Education: BA and MA, Olivet Nazarene University; MA and PhD, Vanderbilt University
Publications Include: Politics of Parousia: Reading Mark Inter(con)textually; and What is Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics? Reading the New Testament. He has also jointly edited They Were All Together in One Place?Toward minority Biblical Criticism with Randall C. Bailey and Fernando F. Segovia. Dr. Liew is also the editor of Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R.S. Sugirtharajah, and Reading Ideologies: Essays in Honor of Mary Ann Tolbert, as well as the guest editor of the SEMEIA double-volume on “The Bible in Asian America."
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL
Research Interests: Intersections of feminist/womanist theology, postcolonial and poststructural theory, critical race theory and cultural studies. Her latest research areas include race and sexuality, postcoloniality and bio-politics of empire, issues of citizenship, human rights, immigration, and psycho-social-religio analysis of subjectivity.
Education: BA, North Central College; MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary; MPhil and PhD, Drew University; Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theology from Fordham University
Publications Include: Heart of the Cross: A Postcolonial Christology; “Violence and Asian American Experience: From Abjection to Jeong” in Asian and Asian North American Women’s Theology and Religion; “The Transgressive Power of Jeong: A Postcolonial Hybridization of Christology” in Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empires; “Loves’ Multiplicity: Jeong and Spivak’s Notes Towards Planetary Love” in Planetary Loves: Gayatri Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology; and an upcoming book In Proximity to the Other: A Postcolonial Theological Anthropology (forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press)
Dean of the Seminary; H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures, and Director, Multicultural Mission Resource Center, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests: Contribution and relevance of the early teachers of faith; Baptism and conversion, especially in Asia; Contemporary missiology from a postcolonial perspective
Education: BSc, Bangalore University; BD, United Theological College, Bangalore (Senate of Serampore College); MTh, FFRRC, Kerala (Senate of Serampore College); DrTheol, University of Hamburg, Germany
Recent Publications Include: Enlivening the Past: An Asian Theologian’s Engagement with the Early Teachers of Faith; “On Walking Through the Cemetery: Continuity and Transformation in Reading Death in an Indian Christian Community,” in Postcolonial Interventions: Essays in Honor of R.S. Sugirtharajah, ed. Tat-siong Benny Liew; and “Intertwined Interaction: Reading Gregory of Nazianzus Amidst Inter-religious Realities in India,” in William F. Storrar, Peter J. Casarella, and Paul Louis Metzger, eds., A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology; entries in The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity.
Luther D. Reed Professor of Systematic Theology, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Research Interests: Christian ecumenism, cross-cultural dialogue, social and political ethics, congregational ministry and religious pluralism
Education: BA, University of Mysore; BD, United Theological College; STM, Concordia Seminary-Seminex; PhD, University of Iowa
Publications Include: New Religious Movements and the Church (co-edited with Allen Brockway); Asian Lutheranism: Which Way?; Religious Pluralism and Lutheran Theology; Bridging Gospel and Asian Culture.
ATSI 2012 Attendees