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Therese Marie Ignacio Bjørnaas

Høgskolelektor
Seksjon for religion, livssyn og etikk
 

Utdanning

BA, Religionsvitenskap, Trondheim, Norge

MA, Practical Theology, Miami, Florida

Certificate in Islamic Studies, Berkeley, California

Ph.D, Philosophy- Theology (est, 2017), Berkeley, California

Forskning og utvikling

Earlier and current research include:

Theological anthropology, theological pedagogy, Disability theology/studies, Aristotelian-Thomistic studies, Catholic gender and sexuality studies, LGBT studies, post-colonial studies, national identity in the Philippines and Norway, Islamic studies, islamophobia and racism, feminist theology, third-world feminism, feminist and liberation theology.

 

Publikasjoner

Publications:

God and the Human Encounter in the Theologies of Paul Tillich and Karl Rahner,” Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, Vol. 40, No. 1, Spring (2016): 69-83.

“Saving Muslim Women: A Feminist-Postcolonial Critique of Veiling Legislation in Norway,” Islamophobia Studies Journal, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Fall (2015): 78-89.

Analysis of Nomad, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology, Vol. 1, Vol. 1, Issue 1, (2015): 100-102

"Disability and the imago Trinitatis," Nytt Norsk Kirkeblad, Vol 5, Issue, 1, (2016): 35-45

Conference Articles:

 "Postcolonial identity in  the Filipino Beauty Pageants" at the American Academy of Religion Conference, Los Angeles, CA,  March 2017 (forthcoming)

“Imago Dei and Disability: A Theological Approach,” presented at the 32nd annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity, 26 April 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii

Bakla Case ako eh: on being gay and Catholic in the Philippines,” presented at the American Academy of Religion, Western Region, 3 April 2016, Phoenix, Arizona

“Muslim-Christian Dialogue and Theological Anthropology,” presented at the 6th annual Asian Conference On Ethics, Religion, and Philosophy, 2 April 2016, Kobe, Japan

“Saving Muslim Women: A Feminist-Postcolonial Critique of Veiling Legislation in Norway,” presented at the conference of L’islamophobie : (néo)racisme et systèmes d’oppression, 4 October 2015, Montreal, Canada

“Homosexuality in the Catholic Church: The Concept of Human Flourishing,” presented at the Conference of the American Academy of Religion Conference, Western Region, 22 March 2015, Santa Clara, California

 “Christians, Muslims & Islamophobia,” guest speaker at Ecumenical Dialogue Evening, 7 April 2016, Trondheim, Norway

“Homosexuality in the Catholic Church after Pope Francis,” guest speaker at the Ministry of Gay and Lesbian Catholics: Comunidad of St. Matthews Church Long Beach, 4 November 2015, Long Beach, California