Mayra Rivera RiveraMAYRA RIVERA RIVERA's work in religious studies engages key Christian themes in relation to current theories of gender, coloniality, ethnicity and race. She is affiliated with the Committee on Ethnicity Migration Rights; the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and American Studies (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences).

Her most recent book, Poetics of the Flesh (2015),  explores the connections between theological, philosophical, and political metaphors of body and flesh. 

The Touch of Transcendence: A Postcolonial Theology of God (2007) explores the relationship between models of divine otherness and ideas about interhuman difference. She is also co-editor, with Stephen Moore, of Planetary Loves: Spivak, Postcoloniality, and Theology (2010) and, with Catherine Keller and Michael Nausner, of Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (2004).