Director of Contextual Education
Assistant Professor of Contextual Education and Theology
B.A., Art History and Religious Studies, McMaster University (2002)
M.Div., Yale Divinity School (2005)
M.A. (2010), Ph.D. (2011), Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University
Office: Room 201
Tel.: (416) 585-4548
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Dr. Wigg-Stevenson directs the Contextual Education and Teaching for Ministry Programs, and teaches Theology at Emmanuel College. Her current research delves into how ethnographic methods could help create theological conversations across church, academy and everyday life. She is also interested in liturgical, feminist and queer theologies, cultural theories of practice, aesthetics, pop culture, and in decolonizing pedagogies.
Natalie’s recent publications include, “Reconciliatory Hope: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Passing,” in the online journal, Postcolonial Networks; “An Unofficial Funeral: Imagining Restorative Justice and Reconciliation at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison,” in Worship Magazine; and the book chapter, “Prisons Outside the Kingdom: A Theological Reflection on CIA Black Sites” in Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul. Her first book, Ethnographic Theology: An Inquiry Into the Production of Theological Knowledge is due out in the fall of 2014.
An ordained Baptist minister, Natalie is particularly passionate about preaching and worship, and about adult education in church settings.