Elaine Nogueira-Godsey

Assistant Professor of Theology, Ecology and Race
Elaine Nogueira-Godsey
Gault Hall 236

Curriculum vitae


Ph.D., University of Cape Town, South Africa
M.A. of Social Science in Religious Studies, University of Cape Town
B.A.,  Faculdade Teológica D’Oeste do Brasil, Campo Grande, Brasil

Areas of expertise

The development of decolonial methods of research and teaching in relation to the relationship between ecology, gender, race and religion, with a focus on advancing knowledge and experience from the Global South. Approaching ecological and ecofeminist theologies of liberation in conversation with the social-scientific study of religion.

Selected published works

“Tangible Actions Toward Solidarity: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Women's Participation in Food Justice” in Valuing Lives, Healing Earth, edited by Lilian Dube, Teresia Hinga, Sarah E. Robinson-Bertoni and Theresa A. Yugar. Louvain, Belgium: Peeters Publishers, co-authored with Kelsey Rayan–Simkins (forthcoming).

“Por uma Práxis Decológica” in Religião, Gênero, Violências e Direitos Humanos, edited by Wanderley Pereira da Rosa and Reginaldo P. Braga Junior. Vitória, Brazil: Editora Unida (2019).

“Beyond God the Mother and God the Father” in The Immanent Frame, guest editors Vincent Loyd and Julianne Hammer, June (2019).

“Recent Observation on Religion and Education in South Africa” in British Journal of Religious Education, Volume 38, Issue 3 (2016).

“A History of Resistance: Ivone Gebara’s Transformative Ecofeminist Liberation Theology” in Journal for the Study of Religion, Volume 26, Issue 2 (2013).