Susan Abraham


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










Academic Background

Th.D., Theology, Harvard Divinity School 2003
M.A., Theology, Catholic Theological Union 1995
M.A., English, University of Mumbai 1986
B.A., English, University of Mumbai 1984 


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.


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.