Sophia Park, S.N.J.M. (Ph.D. '08) first to receive Irene Woodward Professorship in Arts and Humanities at Holy Names

Jung Eun "Sophia" Park, S.N.J.M. (Ph.D. '08) was recently awarded the first endowed academic position at Holy Names University in Oakland, the Irene Woodward Endowed Professorship in Arts and Humanities. Park is assistant professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy.

She earned her Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality. Her research interests include Asian women's spirituality, Korean shamanism, biblical spirituality, and the religious life from a postcolonial and global feminist perspective.

Park has published numerous articles and chapters in books, including "The Galilean Jesus: Creating a Borderland at the Foot of the Cross (Jn. 19: 23-30)," Theological Studies, Vol. 30 (June, 2009); "Cross Cultural Spiritual Direction: Dance with a Stranger," Presence, (Spring 2010); "St. Clare—Woman of Today: Revisited Theme of Apostolic Freedom," Theology and Thought, vol. 30, No. 2 (June, 2010); "Jesus of Minjung on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32): Envisioning a Post-Minjung Theology" in Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century, ed. Bob Lassalle-Klein (Orbis Book: New York, 2011); and A Hermeneutic on Dislocation as Experience: Creating a Borderland, Constructing a Hybrid Identity (Peter Lang, 2011). She is currently translating Sandra Schneiders' (JST-SCU) “The Revelatory Text” into Korean (Korea Catholic University Press, forthcoming).