Sarah Pinnock


Associate Professor of contemporary religious thought
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX, USA


Sarah Pinnock is Associate Professor of contemporary religious thought at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where her teaching includes courses on the Holocaust, comparative religion, gender studies, and death and dying. She is currently developing ideas for a course on comparative genocide. Sarah received an M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in religious studies at Yale University. Sarah grew up in Canada and has dual citizenship with the US.

Her major publications include Beyond Theodicy:  Jewish and Christian Continental Responses to the Holocaust (SUNY, 2002), an edited book entitled The Theology of Dorothee Soelle (Continuum, 2003), “Atrocity and Ambiguity: Recent Developments in Christian Holocaust Responses” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (September 2007, 75/3: 499-523), and “Vulnerable Bodies: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust and Nature” in The Holocaust and Nature, Didier Pollefeyt, ed. (University of Washington Press, forthcoming). Sarah has presented papers at international conferences such as the American Academy of Religion annual meeting, the Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, and the Irish School of Ecumenics at Trinity College Dublin. Currently, she is the President of the Southwest Regional AAR, and serves on the national AAR steering committees for Religion, Holocaust and Genocide, and Death and Beyond. In 2006-07 Sarah received a Fullbright for the Theology Faculty at Latvia University. She also received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grant in the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Hamburg in 1997-98 to study Holocaust responses in the work of Martin Buber, Johan Baptist Metz, and Dorothee Soelle.