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Lisa Powell


Associate Professor

Women and Gender Studies

Main Campus
Christ the King Chapel, LC 113
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Dr. Powell teaches Christian theology and Women and Gender Studies. Her courses cover the traditional loci of systematic theology but focus on the perspectives of non-dominant groups on those topics. Her courses consider feminist theology, black liberation theology, post-colonial theology, Latin American liberation theology, and contributions from disability studies, among others.

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.


Education and Training

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
Systematic Theology

M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary

B.A., Point Loma Nazarene University


Courses Taught

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


Areas of Professional Interest

  • Systematic Theology
  • Feminist theology
  • Latin American liberation theology
  • Global and post-colonial theology
  • Disability theology
  • Theology and race



Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse, Mercer: Mercer University Press, 2013.

"Sor Juana's Critique of Theological Arrogance," The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 27 No. 2 (2011).



Race Matters Project Series - 2012-13, Coordinator
General Education - Committee Member