Revd Dr Susanna Snyder
Susie is Academic Dean and teaches Christian Ethics, Practical Theology, and Social Justice and Community Engagement.
She holds degrees from the Universities of Cambridge (MA) and Birmingham (BATS, PhD), and trained for ordination at the Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham. Following a curacy in two diverse, multi-ethnic parishes in north-east London, she moved to the US where she taught at Emory University, Episcopal Divinity School and the University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving at Cuddesdon in 2018, she was Assistant Director of Catherine of Siena College at the University of Roehampton. She is an associate member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion and an Associate of the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought at the University of Oxford.
Her research focuses on Christian social and political engagement, and particularly on theological, ethical and practical responses to migration. In addition to articles in journals and books, her publications include a monograph - Asylum-Seeking, Migration and Church (Ashgate, 2012) - and two co-edited volumes - Church in an Age of Global Migration: A Moving Body (Palgrave, 2015) and Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads (Palgrave, 2016). She has written on the links between social justice, mysticism and the arts, and her current research explores contours and practices of hope.
Susie is a a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the American Academy of Religion, Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, and British and Irish Association for Practical Theology. She has volunteered with a variety of organisations supporting those seeking sanctuary, and is currently working with others at Cuddesdon on eco-initiatives.
Her husband, Michael, is a physicist and they have two young children, Linus and Elia. Susie enjoys singing, running, edible gardening, and crafting with toddlers.