April 30, 2009
Dr. Sharon Suh, Associate Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department, has been selected as the 2009-2011 Director of the New Student Academic Convocation and Salons Program.
Dr. Suh received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in Religious Studies, has been a member of the Seattle University faculty since 2000, and served as the director of the Asian Studies Program from 2004-2008.
An expert on Buddhism, religion and gender, and Asian American religious experiences, Dr. Suh’s publications include Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple (University of Washington Press, 2004).
As Director of this program, Dr. Suh will introduce the incoming first-year students to the intellectual world of academe and engage the entire university community in dialogue on the theme of “Religion and Social Change.”
During her two-year term she will focus on the intersections of religion and law, human rights, medicine, environmental sustainability, and race and gender.
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