Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
Professor of Theology and Post-Colonial Cultures

Dr. Susan Abraham is Professor of Theology and Postcolonial Cultures, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Pacific School of Religion. She is the author of Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009). Ongoing research projects include issues in theological education and formation, interfaith and interreligious initiatives for social transformation, theology and political theory, religion and media, global Catholicism, and Christianity between colonialism and postcolonialism.

Dr. Abraham brings wide experience and knowledge of higher education and institutional practices through her past affiliations with St. Bonaventure University, Harvard Divinity School and Loyola Marymount University. Her publications, courses and presentations weave practical theological insights from her experience of working as a youth minister in Mumbai, India, with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, cultural studies, political theory and feminist theory.


Teaching & Research Interests:
The Art of Theological Writing
Introduction to Theology
Christianity between Colonialism and Postcolonialism


Professional Associations:
2016-2018, Elected member, Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), Board of Directors
2016 -, Elected member, Concilium, Editorial Board
2016-2017, Member, AAR Standing Committee on Status of Women in the Profession
2016, Editorial Board, Asian Christian Studies: International Journal of Religion and Social Transformation

Academic Credentials
Doctor of Theology, Harvard Divinity School, 2003