SeattleU Graff Lecture Series: Agnes Brazal

Written by Hannah Crivello
December 11, 2013


Seattle University's annual Ann O'Graff Lecture Series, presents Agnes Brazal, prolific writer and editor in addition to director of the Office for Research and Publications and coordinator of the graduate program at the St. Vincent School of Theology, Philippines. On Monday, January 13th, Brazal will engage the Seattle University community on the topic of "Solidarity in the (Cyber-) Body of Christ."

As a part of her exploration of an alternative ?embodied? view of the virtual world of cyberspace, Brazal rearticulates the concept of the Body of Christ from this perspective. She elaborates on the challenge of solidarity in the (cyber-) Body of Christ in relation to the politics of exclusion and violence on the Net. ?Cyberexclusion and cyberviolence challenge the notion of those who exalt the internet as bodiless,? Brazal says.

Brazal's most recent release, ?Feminist Cyberethics in Asia: Religious Discourses on Human Connectivity? will be released in early 2014. Previous publications include Transformative Theological Ethics: East Asian Contexts (University of Hawaii Press, 2010), Faith on the Move: Toward a Theology of Migration in Asia (University of Hawaii Press 2008, ) and Body and Sexuality: Theological-Pastoral Reflections of Women in Asia (Ateneo de Manilla University Press, 2007).? She serves on the editorial boards of Asian Christian Review and Budh and Asian Christian Review.

The O?Hara Graff lecture takes place on January 13, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Pigott Auditorium on the Seattle University Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Series

The Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture Series honors the memory of Theology and Religious Studies Professor Ann O?Hara Graff, known for her commitment to the vitality of the Church, the role of women in Catholicism, and diversity issues. The series is sponsored annually by the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. The 2014 lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture.