Notes on Contributors
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Notes on Contributors

Sarah Azaransky teaches at the University of San Diego. Her book The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith (Oxford, 2011) focuses on Pauli Murray, a critical figure at the intersection of the civil rights and women’s movements, who grounded her calls for democratic transformation in Christian concepts of reconciliation and the coming kingdom. Azaransky is at work on a project about religious black internationalism, focusing on Howard Thurman and Benjamin Mays, among others. [sarahazaransky@sandiego.edu]

Tudor Balinisteanu is a researcher in the English Department at the University of Suceava, supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS–UEFISCDI, project number PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0106. He has published several essays, including “The Cyborg Goddess: Social Myths of Women as Goddesses of Technologized Otherworlds” (Feminist Studies 33, no. 2 [Summer 2007]: 394–423), which addresses themes related to the present article. Balinisteanu has published Narrative, Social Myth, and Reality in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Women’s Writing: Kennedy, Lochhead, Bourke, Ní Dhuibhne, and Carr (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009), and is currently working on another monograph, entitled “Violence, Narrative, and Myth in Joyce and Yeats: Subjective Identity and Anarcho-Syndicalist Traditions” (Palgrave, forthcoming). [tudor@glasgowalumni.net]

Rosemary P. Carbine teaches at Whittier College in Southern California, and specializes in historical and contemporary Christian theology, particularly U.S. feminist, African American womanist, and Latina/mujerista theologies, theological anthropology, public/political theology, and teaching theology and religion. She has published on these topics in major reference works, scholarly journals, and books, including Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress Press, 2009), and Prophetic Witness: Catholic Women’s Strategies of Reform (Crossroad, 2009). Rosemary’s teaching and research have enjoyed funding from Princeton University, Harvard Divinity School, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, and the Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Religion. She has served as cochair of the Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group in the American Academy of Religion, and as convener of Theological Anthropology in the Catholic Theological Society [End Page 215] of America (CTSA). She currently serves as convener of the Women’s Consultation on Constructive Theology in the CTSA. [rcarbine@whittier.edu]

Laurie Cassidy is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She is the coeditor with Alex Mikulich of Interrupting White Privilege: Catholic Theologians Break the Silence (Orbis, 2007). Her forthcoming volume with Maureen O’Connell is “She Who Imagines: A Feminist Aesthetics” (Liturgical Press). Her teaching and research explores how spiritual practices are political resources for resisting and transforming the matrix of domination. [lcassidy@marywood.edu]

Miguel A. De La Torre is a scholar-activist and ordained minister. Since obtaining his doctorate in 1999, he has published more than twenty-five books, five of which have won national awards. He presently serves as Professor of Social Ethics and Latino/a Studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. He was elected the 2012 President of the Society of Christian Ethics. Additionally, he is the editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion (www.raceandreligion.com). [mdelatorre@iliff.edu]

Gary Dorrien is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. His sixteen books in social theory, ethics, philosophy, theology, and politics include, most recently, Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). [gdorrien@uts.columbia.edu]

Mark Douglas is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he teaches a wide variety of classes and directs the Masters of the Arts in Theological Studies degree program. He is also the founding editor of @ this point: theological reflections on church and culture, the seminary’s online journal. [DouglasM@ctsnet.edu]

Mary Dunn is Assistant Professor of early modern Christianity at St. Louis University, where she develops curriculum focused on the place of women in the Christian tradition. Dunn is presently at work on an English translation of the letters written by Marie de l’Incarnation to her son Claude Martin between the years 1641 and 1671 in addition to a...


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