Thia Cooper, April 2014
Thia Cooper is Associate Professor in Religion; LALACS; Peace Studies; and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College. Her teaching and research interests include theology and liberation, theology and development, faith and practice in faith-based aid agencies, non-western Christianities, and religion in Latin America, particularly Brazil.
Her background lies in Development Studies as well as Theology. Cooper regularly presents scholarly papers in the U.S. and UK. Her first book Controversies in Political Theology: Development or Liberation was published with SCM Press in 2007. She has taught at Gustavus since 2005.