Susan Abraham

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies
Theological Studies Department
1 LMU Dr, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
Office: Univeristy Hall 3766
Phone: (310) 568-6168
Fax: (310) 338-1947


Academic Background

M.A., Catholic Theological Union;
M.A., Univeristy of Mumbai
Ph.D., Harvard Divinity School, Massachusetts (2003)

Current Areas of Research

Dr. Abraham's teaching and research explores postcolonial and feminist theological practices invigorating contemporary communities of faith. Her ongoing research projects include issues in feminist theological education and formation, interfaith and interreligious peace initiatives, theology and political theory, religion and media, global Catholicism, and Christianity between colonialism and post colonialism.

Courses Currently Teaching


Selected Publications


  • Co-editor of Shoulder to Shoulder: Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology (Fortress, 2009).
  • Identity, Ethics, and Nonviolence in Postcolonial Theory: A Rahnerian Theological Assessment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
  • Her publications and presentations weave practical theological insights from the experience of working as a youth minister for the Diocese of Mumbai, India, with theoretical perspectives from postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and feminist theory.