Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A., Georgetown University,2002
Office: Main 438, CSB
Area of Focus
- Comparative theology—Hinduism and Christianity; focusing on the spiritual practices and devotional traditions within both.
Research /Teaching Interest/Biography
- My current research projects include the imagery and language of virtue in Christian and Hindu devotional traditions (in particular Mechthild of Magdeburg and Andal); Spiritual practices, race and racism; Community and Comparative Theology
- The Hermeneutics of Interreligious Dialogue. Eds. Catherine Cornille and Christopher Conway.
Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010.
- “Dialogue: Introduction.” Visions of Hope: Reflections on the Second Vatican Council. Ed. Kevin Ahern. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013
- “What’s in a Name: Recovering the Radicalness of ‘Dalit.’” Righting the Wrong: Perspectives on Dalit Literature. Ed. Asha Choubey. Jaipur: Enclave, 2013.
- “The End of Human Rights: The Beginning of a Reconsideration.” Journal of Clark Theological College 1.2.2011
- Chad Bauman, Arun Jones, Brian Pennington, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam and Michelle Voss Roberts. Hinduism and Christianity: An Annotated Bibliography. Journal of Hindu Christian Studies. 25 (2012).
- Kristin Johnston Largen. Baby Krishna, Infant Christ: A Comparative Theology of Salvation. Journal of Comparative Theology (2012).
- M. Shawn Copeland. Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought. 4.1 (2010).
- Book Panel: Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries. College Theology Society (Kansas City, MO). June 2016.
- Talking it Out: Colloquy and Conscience in the Spiritual Exercises and the Bhagavadgita. College Theology Society (Latrobe, PA). May, 2014.
- Finding Rest: Comparative Theology and Restless Undergrads. College Theology Society (Omaha, NE). May 2013.
- The Already/Not Yet: Swami Vivekananda and Modern Dalit Movement. Remembering Swami Vivekananda at 150: Interfaith Then and Now. Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). March 2013
- Fear and Loathing on the Kentucky Campaign Trail: Practice, Politics, and Pluralism. Society for Hindu-Christian Studies (Chicago, IL). November 2012.
- Interreligious Dialogue: Why Bother. Boston College (Common Ground Columbus Day Retreat).
October 12, 2012.
- What’s in a Name: Recovering the Radicalness of ‘Dalit.’ College Theology Society (San Antonio, TX). June 2012.
- Comparative Theology: Questions and Concerns. Engaging Particularities (Boston), March 2012.
- Liberative Service: Rethinking Dalit Theology’s Understanding of Service in Light of Swami Vivekananda’s Conception of Seva as Worship. Boston College Comparative Theology Colloquium, February, 10 2012. Mid-Atlantic/New England Maritime Joint Regional Meeting of AAR, March, 2012.
- Hinduism and Poverty. Boston College (Common Ground Martin Luther King, Jr. Retreat), January 16, 2012
- Introduction to Dalit Theology and Contemporary Approaches to Dalit Theology. Boston College, November 3, 10, 2011.
- The End of Human Rights: The Beginning of a Reconsideration. Clark Theological College, Mokochung, Nagaland, India January 10, 2011; Eastern Theological College, Jorhat, Assam, India, January 13, 2011
- Encountering and Challenging the Divine: Hearing the Voices of Hagar, Draupadi, and Sita Today. Boston College, March 2009