Michelle C. Sanchez
- BA, New College of Florida
- MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
- PhD, Harvard University
Michelle Sanchez has been named Assistant Professor of Theology at Harvard Divinity School, effective July 1, 2014.
Sanchez received her doctorate in the study of religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. She completed her dissertation, “Providence: From Pronoia to Immanent Affirmation in John Calvin's Institutes of 1559,” under the direction of HDS professor Amy Hollywood.
Her research interests include the Christian movements of reform and complicated legacies of Protestantism, and the complex interrelationships between theology, politics, and rapid social change that marked sixteenth-century Europe. She also studies ways of reading theology that are attentive not only to the traditions themselves, but also to how theological writing responds to concrete historical conditions and general human concerns.
In 2012, Sanchez was recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for excellence in undergraduate teaching. She also received a Denie S. Weil Teaching Fellowship in Religious Ethics at Harvard. She has been active with regional and national scholarly groups, including the American Academy of Religion, focusing on theology in historical and contemporary contexts.