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Sheila Briggs

Associate Professor of Religion and Gender Studies

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-0267
Office: ACB 130

Faculty Profile on Departmental Website


B.A. , Cambridge University
M.A. , Cambridge University

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Professor Briggs researches feminist theology, particularly nineteenth and twentieth Century German theology, early Christianity, theories of history and modern liberation movements. Briggs currently studies the relation of attitudes towards gender and attitudes towards the Jewish Torah in the writings of Paul, the first-century apostle. Other projects focuses on an ancient past that never happened except in the imagination of contemporary popular culture, such as the TV series Xena Warrior Princess.

Other Research

Participated in the Religion and Television Symposium, Los Angeles, September 15-16, 2006-2007   
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