Michelle Walsh

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Michelle Walsh holds a Ph.D. in practical theology from the BU School of Theology and also is a licensed independent clinical social worker and a Lecturer at the BU School of Social Work. She is ordained as a Unitarian Universalist community minister and has worked as an activist for many years in urban contexts. Her private practice is devoted to anti-oppression coaching and consultation with individuals and small groups in human service and religious contexts. She maintains a website at http://www.revmichellewalsh.com.

Rev. Dr. Walsh’s scholarly interests are interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary in nature, particularly including spirituality and social work; violent trauma and theology; critical race theory and postcolonial studies; and lived religion and methodologies of qualitative research, particularly ethnographic research. She is the author of Violent Trauma, Culture and Power: An Interdisciplinary Exploration in Lived Religion and has a chapter in Post-Traumatic Public Theology as well as one forthcoming in Trauma and Lived Religion. In her commitment to being an activist scholar educator, she also holds adjunct positions at Bunker Hill Community College as well as Meadville Lombard Theological School.