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Shelly Rambo

Boston University

Shelly Rambo is is Associate Professor of Theology at Boston University School of Theology. Her research and teaching interests focus on religious responses to suffering, trauma, and violence, and her book, Spirit and Trauma: A Theology of Remaining, develops a theology of the Spirit in response to the interdisciplinary study of trauma. Her current book project, Resurrecting Wounds in the Afterlife of Trauma, re-approaches the meaning of resurrection in Christian theology in light of the reality of post-traumatic wounding. Most recently, she developed a module titled, “Theological Rethinking of Trauma and Suffering,” as part of the VA Mental Health & Chaplaincy Video Training series that was a collaborative effort to provide a higher quality of patient-centered care for veterans and service members. Inspired by the work of military chaplains, she was instrumental in designing Boston University School of Theology’s M.Div. track in Chaplaincy. She also serves as a faculty leader in Boston University’s Religion and Conflict Transformation program.