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Mayra Rivera Rivera
Associate Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies
- Academic year 2013-14
- BS ChE, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
- MTS, PhD, Drew University
Mayra Rivera Rivera joined the Harvard Divinity School faculty in July 2010. Her transdisciplinary work in critical theological studies engages key Christian themes in relation to current theory and philosophy. Rivera's work also analyzes the role of religious ideas in Latina theory.
Her book The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God (2007) explores the relationship between models of divine otherness and ideas about interhuman difference. She is also co-editor, with Stephen Moore, of Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology (2010) and, with Catherine Keller and Michael Nausner, of Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (2004). She is currently writing a book that explores the connections between theological and philosophical metaphors of body and flesh.
For more information, please visit her website.
Current and future courses
- HDS 2427: Readings in Postmodern Theology I (Fall 2014)
- HDS 2428: Readings in Postmodern Theology (Spring 2015)
- HDS 2447: Salvations (Spring 2016)
- HDS 2457: Theopoetics and Poethics (Fall 2015)
- HDS 2459: Levinas and His Readers (Spring 2015)
- HDS 2570: Body and Flesh: Christian Metaphors in Contemporary Theory (Fall 2015)
- HDS 2604: Life in Theology and Philosophy (Fall 2014)
- HDS 2607: Wonder and Glory (Spring 2016)
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