Sheila Greeve Davaney


Sheila Greeve Davaney is currently a Program Officer for religion at the Ford Foundation, and previously was the Harvey H. Potthoff Professor of Christian Theology at Iliff School of Theology. Her areas of research include modern western thought, feminist theory and theology, historicism and pragmatism. Her most recent authored or edited publications include Historicism: The Once and Future Challenge For TheologyIdentity and the Politics of Scholarship in the Study of Religion(edited with José Cabezón); Pragmatic Historicism: A Theology for the Twenty-first CenturyConverging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism (edited with Katherine Tanner and Delwin Brown) and Horizons in Feminist Theology (edited with Rebecca Chopp). Davaney is the Director of a new web-based initiative, The Religion Exchange, which is funded by the Ford Foundation. Davaney is also coordinating Editor for the Christianity Section of Blackwell’s Religion Compass, and for the last five years she has been the co-director of the AAR Project on “Contesting Religion and Religions Contested: The Study of Religion in a Global Context.” Having completed her service of many years as the Book Review Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion she remains a member of the Editorial Board of JAAR. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Denver Public Broadcasting Station KBDI Channel 12.


Program Officer for religion at the Ford Foundation