Corinna Robinson was inspired to study theology after converting to Greek Orthodoxy as a senior in high school.
She says, “As an aspiring professor, I aim to bring a feminist, Eastern Orthodox perspective to the field of theology, fostering dialogue between Eastern and Western traditions with particular attention given to women’s experiences.”
Studying the roles and experiences of women in religious literature at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., she will pursue a master’s degree in Theological studies this fall in preparation for future doctoral study.
Corinna wants to explore the effects storytelling has on women’s spiritual and cultural lives, including how women are portrayed in scriptural and theological texts, iconography and in their own stories in religious literature.
“Through this study I hope to raise earnest, bold questions about the portrayals of women in religious traditions and the implications for modern women’s experiences,” she says.
“I would like to say thank you to the donors who made this scholarship possible for their support of women’s leadership in ministry,” Corinna says. “I am deeply grateful for your encouragement and support, and in my future studies and vocation I will use my gifts and voice to uplift other women.”
The Chris Andersen WomenLead Scholarship recognizes the need for diverse leadership in ministry, nonprofits and civic organizations and seeks to accelerate the extraordinary leadership of diverse women of faith to lead change by using their talents to educate, advocate and activate.
Donors have the opportunity to