Mayra Rivera Rivera

Mayra Rivera Rivera

Professor of Religion and Latina/o Studies
Mayra Rivera: Professor of Religion and Latina/o Studies

Education

  • BS ChE, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
  • MTS, PhD, Drew University

Profile

Mayra Rivera is a scholar of religion who specializes in the ethical dimensions of contemporary Christian thought. Her research interests include conceptions of race, gender, and coloniality. It integrates the study of philosophical and literary texts, with particular attention to Latina/o and Caribbean sources. She is affiliated with the Committee on Ethnicity Migration Rights; the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and American Studies (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).

Her most recent book, Poetics of the Flesh (Duke 2015), explores the connections between theological, philosophical, and political metaphors of body and flesh.

The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God (2007) explores the relationship between models of divine otherness and ideas about interhuman difference. She is also co-editor, with Stephen Moore, of Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology (2010) and, with Catherine Keller and Michael Nausner, of Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (2004).

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Selected publications

  • Poetics of the Flesh (Duke University, 2015) Publisher page
  • Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology (Fordham University, 2010) Publisher page
  • The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) Publisher page
  • Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (Chalice Press, 2004) Publisher page

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