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    Lisa Powell

    Assistant Professor

    518 W. Locust St.

    Davenport, IA  52803

    Dr. Powell teaches Christian theology. 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

    PhD, MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ
    Systematic Theology


    Courses Taught

    Introduction to Christian Belief
    Racial Justice and the Christian Faith
    Theologies of Liberation
    Contemporary Theological Issues
    Women Theologians


    Areas of Professional Interest

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


    Recent Publications

    Inconclusive Theologies: Sor Juana, Kierkegaard, and Theological Discourse, Mercer University Press, November, 2013 
    Sor Juana's Critique of Theological Arrogance, The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. 27.2 (2011).



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