Susan M. Shaw, Professor, PhD

Susan M. Shaw, PhD, Professor of Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.

She is an ordained Southern Baptist minister who now makes her home in the United Church of Christ.

Her research and teaching interests are in women in Christianity, feminist theologies, and feminism and the Bible. Her most recent book is Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women (Smyth & Helwys 2014), and she is currently under contract with Fortress Press for a co-authored book, Intersectional Theology, with Grace Ji-Sun Kim of Earlham School of Religion.

Dr. Shaw blogs on issues of religion, politics, and gender for Huffington Post and is also author of God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society (University Press of Kentucky 2008). She is the general editor of the forthcoming ABC-CLIO four-volume encyclopedia of women’s lives worldwide (to be released in December).

Statement from Susan M. Shaw, Professor, PhD, about joining MRFF’s Advisory Board:

“I am honored to serve on the advisory board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation because of its deep dedication to the separation of church and state and religious liberty (including freedom from religion) in the military. As a Baptist minister, I am deeply committed to these principles that are rooted in Baptist history and the history of this nation. The MRFF is an important watchdog organization that helps ensure military personnel receive equitable religious treatment as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. No person in the military should have these rights abridged or infringed upon, and the MRFF works to support the religious freedoms of all serving in the military.”

Susan M. Shaw, PhD
Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Oregon State University

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