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. Dr. Tiemeier also co-chairs the Los Angeles Hindu-Catholic Dialogue.

 

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.