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Director of Master of Divinity
Director of Contextual Education
Associate Professor of Contextual Education and Theology 

B.A., Art History and Religious Studies, McMaster University (2002) 
M.Div., Yale Divinity School (2005) 
M.A., Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University (2010)
Ph.D., Theological Studies, Vanderbilt University (2011)


Office: Room 201 
Tel.: (416) 585-4548 
Fax: (416) 585-4516 

Natalie Wigg-Stevenson teaches Contextual Education and Theology at Emmanuel College. Her research explores how ethnographic methods can help create theological conversations across church, academy and everyday life. She is also interested in feminist and queer theologies, cultural theories of practice and practices of decolonizing higher education. Natalie co-chairs the Ecclesial Practices unit at the American Academy of Religion, a group dedicated to furthering research at the intersection of ethnography and theology. She is also on the editorial board of the journal Ecclesial Practices.

Her current scholarly project uses ethnographic research to reimagine systematic theology as a form of performance art.

When not engaged with all things academically theological, she enjoys hiking, reading novels, doing yoga, cooking and having impromptu dance parties with her husband (Tyler) and three wild and wonderful daughters (Georgia, Heloise, and Evensong).

Courses Taught:
Context and Ministry
Contextual Education
Ministry Integration Seminar
Theology 1
Theology 2
Theologies of Embodiment
Queer Christian Theologies