Jennifer Elisa Veninga

Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies, St. Edward's University

Veninga is an assistant professor of Religious and Theological Studies at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she teaches courses in world religions and Christian theology. Her research and teaching interests include Søren Kierkegaard and existentialism, Scandinavian religion and politics, religious pluralism and interfaith understanding, Islam and the West, and feminist and queer theologies.

Veninga is the author of Secularism, Theology and Islam: The Danish Social Imaginary and the Cartoon Crisis of 2005-2006 (Bloomsbury, 2014), which will be republished in paperback this September. She is currently researching recent incidents of violence related to media and Islam. A second project explores the intersections of theology, memory, and trauma studies, with a focus on the 2011 tragedy in Norway perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik.

Veninga holds an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School (2002) and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (2011).

In addition to her teaching and research, Veninga works with ecumenical and interfaith programs sponsored by St. Edward’s Campus Ministry Office and is the advisor for St. Edward’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honors Society for Religious Studies and Theology. Veninga holds an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School (2002) and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union (2011).

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies , St. Edward's University

Education

  • 2011 
    Graduate Theological Union , Ph.D.