Faculty & Staff

Dr. Karen Enriquez

Dr. Karen Enriquez

Assistant Professor , Theology Department

Assistant Professor , Institute for Spirituality & Social Justice

ML 4442
319 Hinkle Hall

Phone: (513) 745-2021

Fax: (513) 745-3215


Karen Enriquez has two primary areas of research, Philippine theology and Buddhist-Christian comparative theology. Last November, she presented a paper on what engaged Buddhists and Christian liberation theologians can learn from each other at the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Annual Meeting in San Diego. This past June, she presented a paper reflecting on Typhoon Haiyan and the faith of the Filipino people entitled “Rising from the Ruins: A Christology of Resilience and Hope” at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Convention in Milwaukee. She is on the board of the College Theology Society as well as the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies. This fall, she is offering a graduate course, “Transformative Practices: Buddhist and Christian Spiritual Practices for our Personal and Professional Lives.” She is also involved in deepening mindfulness and contemplative practices at Xavier University which includes an event on mindfulness during Wellness Week in October. In the Spring, she will be co-facilitating a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) on contemplative pedagogies as ways of cultivating wellbeing and wonder in learning.

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