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Brandy Daniels

Brandy Daniels is Assistant Professor of Theology and Co-Director of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Portland. Standing at the intersection of constructive and political theologies, social ethics, and feminist and queer theories, her research explores the place of difference within communal identity and belonging, focusing on gender and sexual difference in Christian thought and practice. She serves on the executive committee of Political Theology Network, and as the co-chair of the Queer Studies in Religion unit of AAR.


It’s Not for Everybody

To be a public theologian does not mean to do theology for everybody. It is not a matter of speaking from the particular to the universal, but of dwelling within multiple, overlapping particularities and finding theological meaning there.

Pussy Riot and the Church

This piece is from the Political Theology Network archives originally posted on August 23, 2012.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?