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Center for Theology, Women, and Gender

Interim Director

Stephanie Mota Thurston

PhD Candidate, Religion & Society
Interim Director of the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender
stephanie.thurston@ptsem.edu

Stephanie Mota Thurston is a PhD Candidate at Princeton Theological Seminary and Co-Director of the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender. She holds an MAR from Yale Divinity School, with a concentration in ethics, and a BA in Religious Studies and Politics from Scripps College. She is currently a Senior Teaching Fellow for Princeton Seminary’s Certificate of Theology and Ministry program, overseeing the inside-outside prison cohort. Stephanie’s research and teaching interests include religion and politics, political theory and political theology. More specifically, she focuses on ethical theory, moral formation, and the place of religion in contemporary democratic theory and citizenship theory. Of primary importance for her research is the way in which institutional structures and arrangements, on all organizational levels within a political community, influence the moral formation of their members. Stephanie is also interested in ethnography and qualitative methods as modes of engaging sites of moral and civic formation, namely schools and prisons.

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