Kelly Figueroa-Ray successfully defended her dissertation in the program of comparative scripture, interpretation and practice in the department of religious studies at the University of Virginia. Her focus was the relationship between scripture and theology as it is lived out in particular communities with a particular interest in multicultural Christian ministries.
Figueroa-Ray was the communications and operations director of the Project for Lived Theology and has worked in various positions at the Project from 2009-2016, including managing the Civil Rights as Theological Movement digital archive. She gave a “History is Lunch” lecture on John M. Perkins. For a listing of all our Occasional Lectures, click here. She also contributed to the Project publication Mobilizing for the Common Good: The Lived Theology of John M. Perkins (2013). To see Figueroa-Ray’s professional portfolio, click here. She accepted a one-year faculty position at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.