Julia Feder


Julia Feder, Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame)
Assistant Professor
Systematic Theology


Humanities 129

Julia Feder’s research focuses on theological anthropology, suffering and salvation.  Her forthcoming book, Trauma and Salvation: A Theology of Healing, draws on the writings of the Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila and Flemish political theologian Edward Schillebeeckx to construct healing from sexual trauma as a mystical-political practice. In her previous position as a research fellow at the Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing at the University of Notre Dame, she had the opportunity to work together with biological anthropologists to examine the centrality of symbol-making in the human niche. She continues to think and write theologically about human evolution, drawing connections between Edward Schillebeeckx’s understanding of human experience and imagination (particularly the role of “negative contrast experiences”) and biological anthropologists’ understanding of human symbolic behavior and cognition.

She holds a B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America, a M.A. in Theology from Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame.


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