Dr. Powell's teaching and research in Christian theology investigates the perspectives of non-dominant groups on theological method and doctrine. Her courses consider feminist theology, black liberation theology, post-colonial theology, Latin American liberation theology, and contributions from disability studies, among others.
She has studied Christian action related to immigration and life on the borderlands while residing in Nogales, Mexico. She is also a member of the faculty of the Women and Gender Studies department. She enjoys planning trips, getting outdoors, finding ways to use the harvest from her family garden, and hosting poetry readings.
Dr. Powell was the first-place winner of the Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza New Scholar Award. She also presents regularly at national and regional meetings of the American Academy of Religion.
PhD, MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Point Loma Nazarene University
THEO 120 Introduction to Christian Faith
THEO 125 Racial Justice and the Christian Faith
WI-THEO 321 Theologies of Liberation
THEO 324 Women Theologians
THEO 326 Beginnings and Endings: Christian Teaching on Creation and Eschatology
Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse, Mercer: Mercer University Press, 2013.
"The Infertile Womb of God: Ableism in Feminist Doctrine of God," CrossCurrents Journal 64 No. 1 (2015): 116-38.
"Sor Juana's Critique of Theological Arrogance," The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 27 No. 2 (2011).