Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Ph.D. - Yale University (2013)
M. Phil. - Yale University (2008)
M.A. - Yale University (2004)
B.S. – Barry University (1997)
Natalia Marandiuc is a constructive systematic theologian whose work intersects historical theology with feminist, gender, race, and queer theory, postcolonial migration studies, liberation hermeneutics, and psychology.
Her first book, The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self, was published by Oxford University Press in 201 and won the Aldersgate Prize. She is currently working on two book projects: Love, Justice, and Thriving: A Queer Feminist Soteriology, supported by a grant from the Templeton Foundation, and A Theology of Human Migration: Fleeing Oppression with a Migrant Savior.
Prior to joining the United Lutheran Seminary, Marandiuc taught at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, where she also served as affiliate faculty in the Religious Studies graduate program, and at Yale Divinity School. Her teaching ranges from historical doctrinal loci to feminist, queer, and liberation theologies, theology and race, political theologies and social justice, and theological ethics.
Marandiuc co-chairs the Christian Systematic Theology Unit within the American Academy of Religion, and serves in the steering committee of AAR’s Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture unit. She is a member of the advisory board of Logia, which supports the work of women scholars in the theological academy. Marandiuc is a lay leader in the Episcopal Church (ECUSA),and often serves as liturgical assistant in her parish, while maintaining roots in the (Ana)baptist church in her native Romania.