Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier

Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Department of Theological Studies
Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659, USA
Email: tracy.tiemeier@lmu.edu
Phone: (310) 568-6234
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Academic Background

Ph.D. Boston College, 2006

M.A. University of Notre Dame, 1999

B.A. University of Notre Dame, 1997

 

Research Areas

Dr. Tiemeier specializes in Asian/Asian American theology, comparative theology, feminist theology, Hindu-Christian studies, and interreligious dialogue.

 

Courses Taught

  • First Year Seminar: Zombies, God, and Empire
  • Comparative Theology
  • Women and Religion
  • Pop Hinduism
  • Theological Anthropology
  • Feminist Theology
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology

 

Professional Bio

Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. She specializes in Asian/Asian American theology, comparative theology, feminist theology, Hindu-Christian studies, and interreligious dialogue. A mixed Japanese-German American Catholic background full of saints and ancestors, a Midwest upbringing, and an abiding love of science fiction/fantasy/horror/dystopian worlds make her particularly interested to integrate critical theory, feminist theory, multiracial theory, and popular culture studies into her Catholic theological work.

 

Selected Publications

Interreligious Friendship after Nostra Aetate, edited by James L. Fredericks and Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

“Toddlers and Teas: Parenting in a Multireligious World.” Co-Authored with Mugdha Yeolekar. In Interreligious Friendship afterNostra Aetate, edited by James L. Fredericks and Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

“The Agonies and Ecstasies of Erotic Love: Āṇṭāḷ and Hadewijch on the Divine-Human Relationship.” Co-Authored with Charlotte Radler. Journal of Vaishnava Studies 22.2 (Spring 2014): 81-101.

“Interreligious Reading in the Context of Dialogue: When Interreligious Reading ‘Fails.” Modern Theology 29.4 (October 2013): 138-153.

“Asian Participation in Interreligious Dialogue.” In Religious Leadership, edited by Sharon Henderson Callahan. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2013.

“Between Childhood and Adulthood.” Vatican II 50th Anniversary Special Edition. National Catholic Reporter, October 11, 2012, 44-45.

“World Religions and the Graduate Theology Curriculum,” in co-authored article, “Teaching World Religions without Teaching ‘World Religions.’” Co-Authored with Reid Locklin and Johann Vento. Teaching Theology and Religion (April 2012): 159-181.

“Viewpoint: Teaching Hinduism in Catholic High Schools.” Co-Authored with Pravrajika Saradeshaprana. Journal of Hindu-Christian Studies 24 (2011): 46-50.

“Comparative Theology and the Dialogue of Life.” The Japan Mission Journal 65.2 (Summer 2011): 126-137.

“Catholic Feminism and Asian Religious Traditions: Rethinking Christ’s Offices of Priest, Prophet, and King.” Asian Christian Review 4.2 (Winter 2010): 98-115.

“Engendering the ‘Mysticism’ of the Alvars.” Journal of Hindu Studies 3.3 (October 2010): 337-353.

“Comparative Theology as a Theology of Liberation.” In The New Comparative Theology: Interreligious Insights from the Next Generation, edited by Francis X. Clooney, S.J. New York: T & T Clark International, 2010.

“A Religion of the Interstices: Asian Pacific American Women and Multiple Religious Practices.” In Women and New and Africana Religions, edited by Lillian Ashcraft-Eason, Darnise Martin, and Oyeronke Olademo. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2009.

“Life in the Borderlands: Lessons from the Saints on the Diversity of the Body of Christ.” America: The National Catholic Weekly 199.3 (August 4-11, 2008): 26-28.

“Retrieving ‘Asian Spirituality’ in North American Contexts: An Interfaith Proposal.” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 6.2 (Fall 2006): 228-233.