Boston College Professor Wins St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

M. Shawn Copeland, associate professor of systematic theology at Boston College, was awarded the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. The award, established in 1966, is given to honor distinguished women in theology.

Dr. Copeland, who received a doctorate from the Andover Newton Theological School at Boston College is the author of Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being and The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille. Professor Copeland is the first African American to serve as president of the Catholic Theological Symposium.

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