Julia A. Feder, PhD

Julia A. Feder, PhD

Julia A. Feder, PhD

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Expertise/Specializations

  • theological anthropology, feminist theologies, theology and science, theologies of suffering

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Theology

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Introduction to the Christian Tradition
  • Seminar in Christian Anthropology

Biography

Dr. Julia Feder’s research focuses on theological anthropology, suffering and salvation.  Her book project, 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.
A more complete list of publications and scholarly interests can be found on her Curriculum Vitae.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • , 43-68
  • , 85-106

Articles

  • , Vol. 78, Issue 2, 447-461
  • , 4, 1
  • , 3, 2, 188-216
  • , Supplement 16, Religion and Globalization (2018), 150-64

Editing and Reviews

  • , 20, no. 2, 161-63.
  • , 19, no. 2, 184-185
  • , 22, 150-51

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • theological anthropology, feminist theologies, theology and science, theologies of suffering

Current Research Projects

  • trauma theology, theological readings of human evolution