Professor Kwok Pui Lan to Receive 2015 Gutenberg Research Award

Kwok Pui Lan

Dr. Kwok Pui Lan, William F. Cole Professor of Christian Theology and Spirituality at Episcopal Divinity School, was announced as one of two recipients of the Gutenberg Research Award for 2015. The Gutenberg Research College of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) of Mainz, Germany, awards the Gutenberg Research Award annually. This year, the Faculty of Protestant Theology at JGU nominated Dr. Kwok for the award, which is granted to distinguished international researchers whose work has had an impact beyond narrow disciplinary boundaries.

Dr. Kwok will receive the award on May 4, 2015, during the annual meeting of the Gutenberg Research College in Mainz, alongside this year's other awardee, polymer chemist Kazunori Kataoka of the University of Tokyo.

An internationally known scholar and President of the American Academy of Religion in 2011, Dr. Kwok received her doctorate from Harvard University and honorary doctorates from Kampen Theological University in the Netherlands and Uppsala University in Sweden. The author or editor of fifteen books in English and Chinese, Kwok’s publications include Postcolonial Imagination and Feminist Theology (Westminster John Knox); Introducing Asian Feminist Theology (Pilgrim); Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World (Orbis Books); and Chinese Women and Christianity, 1860–1927 (Scholars Press). She is an editor of the major reference work Women and Christianity (4 vols., Routledge).