John Boopalan

John Boopalan

Sunder John Boopalan completed his Ph.D. in Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. His book, Memory, Grief, and Agency: A Political Theological Account of Wrongs and Rites (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), is the outcome of his tenure at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, where he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Boopalan’s interdisciplinary research addresses themes and concerns in political theologies and theological ethics. With strengths in the area of Dalit Christianity and interests in redressing structural wrongs, Boopalan draws from anthropological and ethnographic data particularly pertaining to caste and race.


In her very presence, the widow performs the political act of bringing to light oppression and injustice. Our task is to learn how to see her.

The Politics of Scripture

Does theology aid or hinder memory work vis-à-vis structural wrongs? What fresh theological framework may political theology employ for assistance in transformative memory work?

States of Exception