January 5, 2011
Associate Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, has been selected as
the 2011-13 Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity. As the Wismer
Professor, Moe-Lobeda's research will focus on two scholarly projects.
"Race, Class, Gender, and the Earth Crisis: Pedagogies for Social
Change," which will examine links between ecological degradation and
social injustice, and "The Bible in Ethics: When 'Race,' Class, Gender,
and Sexual Orientation Matter" addresses a set of questions about the
Bible's use and authority around moral issues.
Moe-Lobeda’s research and
scholarship focus on ecological justice, economic justice, and the role of
Christian faith in promoting social justice. She is author or
co-author of four volumes including Healing a Broken World: Globalization
and God(2002) and Public Church: For the Life of the World(2004).
Her forthcoming book is Ethics for the "Uncreators":
Morality in the Face of System Evil. She has
authored numerous chapters and scholarly articles, the most recent of
which is "Being Church in, as and Against White Privilege, a chapter
in Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives. Moe-Lobeda currently holds a Lilly
Foundation Theological Research Grant awarded by the Association
of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
Moe-Lobeda received her Ph.D. from
Union Theological Seminary affiliated with Columbia University and has been a
full-time faculty member at Seattle University since 2004. She teaches in three
programs, including Theology and Religious Studies, Environmental Studies, and
in the School of Theology and Ministry.
Established by the Office of the
Provost, the Wismer Professorship for Gender and Diversity supports all
disciplines on topics concerned with or connected to, academic scholarship on
gender and diversity. The professorship, established in 2001, honors the
life and work of Dr. Patricia Wismer, former Chair of the Department of
Theology at Seattle University. The current Wismer Professor is Dr. Connie Anthony in the Department of Political Science.
The College of Arts and Sciences offers 7
graduate degrees and 33 undergraduate degrees including political science,
women’s studies, environmental studies, and theology and religious studies.
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