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B. Yuki Schwartz

B. Yuki Schwartz

Theological and Ethical Studies

B. Yuki Schwartz holds a master of divinity degree from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she has bachelor's degrees in journalism and religious studies, and worked in newspaper journalism for fifteen years before attending seminary. She is a candidate for ministerial ordination in the United Church of Christ, and serves as the associate pastor for justice formation at Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ in Seattle, WA. She also serves as an educator, spiritual formation chaplain, and curricula developer with the Justice Leadership Program, a Seattle-based internship program for young adults that emphasizes intentional living and learning the skills of organizing for social justice. Her dissertation is a political theology on shame, examining shame's role in supporting and disrupting systems of oppression and marginalization. Other areas of research interest include postcolonial studies, intersectional feminism, Asian American history and politics, and constructive Christian theologies. She lives in Bremerton, WA.

Papers and Publications

“Shame on the Trinity: Agamben’s The Kingdom and the Glory and the Theopolitics of Shame” — presented in the Bible, Theology and Postmodernism group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago — November 2012.

“Bodies of Empire: Toward a US Multiracial Theology in the Shadow of the Cold War” — presented in the Asian North American Religion, Culture and Society group, American Academy of Religion, Chicago — November 2012.

“Secret Identities: Mimicry, Stereotype and Identity Negotiation in Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese” –– presented in the Asian North American Religion, Culture and Society group, American Academy of Religion, Montreal –– November 2010

“Secret Identities: Race/Gender Identity and Mimicry in American Graphic Novels” –– presented at Asian Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative (APARRI) –– August 2009

“Reading Endo Between the Lines: Reflections of Jung Young Lee’s Marginality in Shusaku Endo’s Silence” –– presented at Asian Pacific Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative (APARRI) –– August 2008.