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Laurie_Wright Garry

Phone: 4067/2645
Office: H521

Laurie Wright Garry - PhD

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Religious Studies, Religious Studies-MA

PhD in Religious Studies from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MA in Theological Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana


Research Interests – Feminist Liberation Theologies, Diverse Pedagogies in Religious Studies

Member of College Theology Society, American Academy of Religion

Laurie Wright Garry earned her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University and her M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught Theology and Religious Studies for more than two decades. As a member of the American Academy of Religion she served as the Women's Caucus Director for three years. Dr. Wright Garry is also a member of the College Theology Society, where she served on the Board and has delivered several papers, which topics included complementing the theology of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz with the artwork of Frida Kahlo, comparing and contrasting Kuan Yin in Buddhism with Mary of Nazareth in Catholicism. Her passion for creative pedagogy is based on her belief that theology and experience must inform one another. One example of this was in 2016 when she had a survivor of the Manzanar Japanese Internment class speak at the university to inform students, faculty, and staff about his experience and his concern with similar government actions occurring today.