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Karen B. Enriquez

Assistant Professor, Theology

Xavier University (Cincinnati)


Karen Enriquez received her Ph.D. in comparative theology at Boston College, and wrote her dissertation on the topic of Buddhist and Christian feminist writings and practices on kenosis and emptiness.  Her research interests include Philippine and Asian/Asian-American theology and comparative theology.  In particular, she focuses on comparative spiritualities, contemplative pedagogy, and the role of religions, including their ethical and spiritual practices, in the work of justice, peace, and nonviolence.  She has published

“With New Eyes to See: Changing the Perception of Self and Other through Interreligious Friendship” in Interreligious Friendship after Nostra Aetate, 2015.