Mayra Rivera is Professor of Religion and Latina/o Studies, at the Harvard Divinity School. Mayra Rivera's work in religious studies engages key Christian themes in relation to current philosophy and theories of gender, coloniality, ethnicity, and race. She is affiliated with the Committee on Ethnicity Migration Rights; the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and American Studies (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).
Her most recent book, Poetics of the Flesh (Duke 2015), explores the connections between theological, philosophical, and political metaphors of body and flesh.
Other publications include: The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God (2007), which explores the relationship between models of divine otherness and ideas about interhuman difference. She also co-edited Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology (2010) with Stephen Moore, and co-edited Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (2004) with Catherine Keller and Michael Nausner,
EMR Specialization: Ethnicity