Department of Theology

Dr. Ashley Theuring

Assistant Professor, Theology Department

Ashley Theuring is an Assistant Professor in Theology, specializing in constructive and practical theologies. She completed her doctorate at the Boston University School of Theology in the Practical Theology program. Her dissertation, entitled “Toward a Catholic Feminist Practical Theology of Hope After Domestic Violence,” explored the question “What constitutes hope after domestic violence?” Her theological research is informed by her past work at a rape, crisis, and abuse center, Women Helping Women of Hamilton County, where she was as an advocate and educator. Her research continues to be informed by contemporary communities of trauma survivors and focuses on exploring religious practices, meaning making, and survival in response to trauma.

Signature Courses:

  • Theo 416: Theology and Trauma
  • Theo 425: Christ and Hope in a Hostile World

 

Expertise

Trauma, Feminism, Catholic Christology