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Faculty Directory

Gabriella Lettini

Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor of Theological Ethics
Director of Studies in Public Ministry
Academic Dean
Chief Academic Officer

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-4714
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Union Theological Seminary in New York, 2004
MDiv, Waldensian Theological Seminary, Rome, Italy, 1995

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Moral injury and war
  • Liberation, Feminist, Womanist, Mujerista, Queer Theologies and Ethics
  • Racial and Economic Justice, Poverty Scholarship, Grassroots Truth Commissions, Spirituality and Social Justice, Spiritual and Physical Sustainability in Justice Work
  • Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogies, Activism as a Form of Embodied Scholarship, Multi-religious Education and Interfaith Transformative Leadership, Community Organizing
  • Arts and Religion, Ethical Imagination, Film and Religion, Arts and Social Change
  • Religious traditions and the construction, demonization or embrace of the “other”
Selected Publications
  • "Coming Home is Hell: Moral Injury After War," in The Bloomsbury Guide to Pastoral Care, 2014.
  • "Engaging the Moral Injuries of War: A Call to Spiritual Leaders," Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry, 2013.
  • Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War (with Rita Nakashima Brock), Beacon Press, November 2012.
  • Dizionario di teologia femminista, Torino: Claudiana Editrice, 2010; Italian updated and curated edition of  Dictionary of Feminist Theologies, Letty M. Russell and J. Shannon Clarkson, eds., John Knox Press, 1996.
  • “Martin Luther King e il dialogo intrareligioso,” in Il sogno e la storia: L’attualita’ di Martin Luther King, Paolo Naso, ed., Torino: Claudiana Editrice, 2008.
  • “Coming Out as a Hybrid: Pain and Potentiality,” in The End of Liberation? Liberation in the End! Feminist Theory, Feminist Theology and their Political Implications, Peeters, 2002.
  • Omosessualita’, Claudiana Editrice, 1999.
Courses Taught

Educating to Counter Oppression (ECO) 

Theology and Ethics Departmental Seminar 

MASC Project