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Ph.D., Boston College; MTS, Harvard Divinity School; B.A., Fordham University
Professor Mroz's areas of interest are theological anthropology, soteriology, Christology, the theology of Edward Schillebeeckx, and the relationship between Christianity and non-Christian religions. In particular, much of her work focuses dialogue between Muslim women and Catholic women, and the role of women, past and present, in world religions. She enjoys teaching classes that explore how religion might relate to contemporary issues like race, gender, and sexuality, as well as advances in science and technology. Professor Mroz likes to show students how dialogue and interaction with different tradition(s) might help them to better understand and appreciate their own faith, whatever that might be. She lives with her husband in Brighton, MA, and enjoys running and triathlons.
I love that Emmanuel is rooted in Catholicism and open to the world. It is a great place for faculty and students of all faith traditions, and even those who do not identify with a particular faith tradition, to grow both academically and spiritually. I also love that there is a small student to faculty ratio allowing students to get to know their professors, and vice versa. And what better place to be than Boston?
Professor Mroz's research focuses on understanding the meaning of salvation in the contemporary world and pays close attention to 1) marginalized or misunderstood bodies in the Catholic tradition, particularly women and those who struggle with mental health issues 2) the relationship between Christianity and non-Christian religions that sees interreligious learning and cooperation as necessary, not just for the sake of mere tolerance or keeping the peace, but because they truly have wisdom to offer 3) the impact of science and technology, particularly the Internet and social media, and how they affect the human relationship to other people and to God 4) the connection between physical and spiritual well-being.