Faculty: Dr. Theresa O’Donovan

Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Philosophy, School of Leadership and Social Change
Office: BR 177
Email: todonova@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-432-8353 ext 28243

Academic Background

  • B.A. English Language and Literature, Western University
  • M.A., Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto

Research and Scholarly Interests

My research interests include women and the bible, violence against women, contextual / liberation theologies and politically-oriented spiritualities.

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Religious Quests (RS 0011, 1031E)
  • Introductions to the Old and New Testaments (RS 1026F/G, 10218F/G)
  • Women and the Bible (RS 2216F/G)
  • Feminist Spirituality Today (RS 2222F/G)
  • Women in the Christian Tradition from the First to the Twelfth Century (RS 2251F/G)
  • Theologies of Liberation (RS 2290F/G)

Representative Publications

  • Rage and Resistance: A Theological Reflection on the Montreal Massacre. Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007.
  • “Learning our Mysteries: Writing as a Spiritual Practice.” Spirituality 13:(May–June 2007):137–140.
  • “Jephthah’s Daughter: Interrogating the Text, Interrogating our Lives.” Journal of Religion and Abuse 7:4 (2005): 5–17.
  • “Doing it Differently: Unleashing Student Creativity.” Teaching in Theology and Religion 6:3 (July 2003): 159–63.