Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza is a pioneer in feminist biblical-interpretation. Her teaching and research focus on epistemology, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and the politics of interpretation, as well as on issues of theological education, radical equality, and democracy.
In addition to founding the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and receiving numerous honorary doctorates, Professor Schüssler Fiorenza was elected as the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Her published work includes In Memory of Her (translated into 13 languages); Bread Not Stone: The Challenge of Feminist Biblical Interpretation; But She Said: Feminist Practices of Biblical Interpretation; Discipleship of Equals: Searching the Scriptures: A Feminist Introduction and Commentary (2 vols.); Sharing Her Word: Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Context; and Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation. She recently co-edited, with Laura Nasrallah, Prejudice and Christian Beginnings: Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies and, with Kent Richards, Transforming Graduate Biblical Education: Ethos and Discipline. Her most recent book is Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist The*logy.