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Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson is a PhD Candidate in Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University. Her scholarship focuses on the political theology of incarceration in the US.


<strong>Saving the Children: Carceral Constructions of Futurity</strong>

“Acting on behalf of the child, the prison establishes itself as both a necessary evil and a transcendent force for good.”

Reflections from Summer 2021 Emerging Scholars Gathering

As six emerging scholars met over summer 2021, the overarching theme of the workshop—the state of the field of political theology—presented both an opportunity for and obstacle to meaningful conversation.