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Nancy Nienhuis

Dean of Students and Community Life; Professor (Non-Tenured) of Theology and Social Justice

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Biography:

Nancy Nienhuis is the Senior Vice President for Operations, Dean of Students, and Professor (Non-Tenured) of Theology and Social Justice at Andover Newton Theological School.  She teaches courses on social justice and intimate partner violence.  She holds a doctorate in Religion, Gender, and Culture from Harvard University.  She has a particular interest in issues of domestic violence and sexual assault, particularly as those issues are addressed in the training of clergy.  Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, The Journal of Pastoral Care, The Journal of Religion and Abuse, and in Sojourner.  She is currently working on a book comparing theological responses to domestic violence in the lives of medieval saints with contemporary responses to such violence, with Harvard Divinity School colleague Beverly Mayne Kienzle.

Courses:
JUST 601F: Justice Matters
JUST/PSYP 634W: When Home is a War Zone: Pastoral Care and Theological Issues in Domestic Violence

Publications:
Why Don’t We Vote?
The Terrorist in our Midst: Park51 and the Politics of Injustice
Taming ‘Wild Ass Colts’
Revolutionary Interdependence
2008 Baccalaureate Sermon: Repairers of the Breach, Isaiah 58:6-12
Opening Convocation Welcome 06
Theological Reflections on Violence and Abuse
Historical and Contemporary Responses to Battering
Battered Women and the Construction of Sanctity
The Impossible Takes a Little Longer
Lifetime Commitment:  A Portrait of Karen Thompson