School of Theology Welcomes New Assistant Professor of Theology

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March 13th, 2019

Boston, MA – March 13, 2018 – Boston University School of Theology is pleased to announce the new appointment of new full-time faculty member Filipe Maia, who will begin on July 1, 2019, for the 2019-2020 academic year. Professor Maia will join the faculty as Assistant Professor of Theology.

Professor Maia focuses his work in postmodern theology and philosophy, Latin American and Latino/a liberation theologies and philosophy, economic justice, eschatology, postcolonial and decolonial theologies, and Wesleyan studies. Professor Maia completed his ThD at Harvard University in 2017, and has been on the faculty at the Pacific School of Religion. In his dissertation, “Trading Futures: Future-Talk, Finance, and Christian Eschatology,” he interwove theological and philosophical themes of future and hope with economic analysis and liberation. Prof. Maia currently works closely with the United Methodist and global Methodist Churches, with local Latinx communities, and with students in the Portuguese Course of Study (UMC). In addition to his five articles and book chapters and his book underway, he overflows with a creative vision for the future of his teaching and research.

Dean Mary Elizabeth Moore says “He will be a wise, warm, and vital member of the STH community, and we welcome him with great enthusiasm.” 

Professor Filipe Maia. Photo courtesy of Dr. Maia