My name is Anna Robertson, and I graduated from Xavier University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and minors in Spanish and Peace Studies. I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, where I also work as the graduate assistant for the Global Service and Justice Program in the Office of International Programs and assist in research with the Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Before moving to Boston to begin graduate studies, I spent a year working at the Alderson Hospitality House, a non-profit bed-and-breakfast serving families and friends of women incarcerated at Alderson Federal Prison Camp. Academically, my interests include feminist and liberation theologies, memory and narrative, and immigration. When I’m not reading the copious articles and book chapters that come with graduate school, I enjoy playing folk music, planning future travels, and exploring the great outdoors.
As a Brueggeman Fellow, I traveled for three months during the summer of 2012 to an impoverished, rural community in Morazán, El Salvador. I collected interviews probing questions of historical memory and grassroots narrative production in relation to the twelve-year civil war ending in 1992. Following my return to the United States, I collaborated with offices and departments across campus and, with the support of the Brueggeman Center, brought two speakers from the community in Morazán to Xavier. The women’s testimonies brought the questions I had explored in my research to the Xavier community.
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I am currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.