Bio – Stephanie Wong / 黄欣慧

Assistant Professor Stephanie Wong is a scholar of theology and religion who specializes in the areas of World Christianity, comparative Asian religions, and religion and politics. This all comes together in her central passion: Chinese Catholicism.

At VU, Stephanie enjoys inviting undergrads into a life of inquiry. She has taught both introductory courses in Christian theology and the university’s freshman program in the humanities. At the upper level, she teaches courses in a) World Christianity, especially foregrounding contextual experiences and theological expressions of Christians in Asia, Latin America and Africa, b) comparative religions, inviting students to understand both East Asian Christianity and religio-philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism in light of these traditions’ own intellectual and ritual history; and c) in theories and methods in the study of theology and religion.

In her research, she focuses on the development of Christian theology in modern China, and enjoys thinking through larger questions pertaining to the inter-cultural and transnational flows of Catholicism around the world.

Education

Ph.D., 2018 – Georgetown University

  • Doctorate in Theological and Religious Studies
  • Certificate in Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) Program)

M.Div., 2013 – Yale Divinity School

  • Masters of Divinity
  • Certificate in Education Leadership Ministry (ELM))           

B.A., 2010 – Washington University in St. Louis

  • Majors in Religious Studies and English Literature)