Dr Susanna Snyder


I am Lecturer in Ethics and Theology, and Director of the Part-Time Pathway at Ripon College Cuddesdon. I hold degrees from the University of Cambridge (MA) and the University of Birmingham (BATS, PhD), and have previously taught at Emory University, Episcopal Divinity School and the University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving at Cuddesdon in 2018, I was Assistant Director of Catherine of Siena College at the University of Roehampton. I am currently an Associate of the Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought at the University of Oxford.

My 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, my 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). I am currently exploring contours and practices of hope in the face of global ethical challenges.

I am 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.

Research Area/s

Christian and Religious Ethics

Research Interests

Asylum, refugees and immigration; Christian social ethics; political theology; ethnography and ethics; arts, mysticism and social justice; practical theology





Select Publications

  • Politics and Ministry

    Snyder, S
  • Walking, Wounds and Washing Feet: Pedetic Textures of a Theo-Ethical Response to Migration

    Snyder, S
  • The Art of Wounded Hope: Forced Migration, Prophecy and Aesth/Ethics

    Snyder, S
  • Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Migration

    Snyder, S
  • Public or Private Religiosity: Which Is Protective for Adolescent Substance Use and by What Pathways?

    Salas-Wright, CP, Vaughn, MG, Maynard, BR, Clark, TT, Snyder, S
  • 'la mano zurda with a heart in its palm': immigration detention, suffering, and mystical hope

    Snyder, S
  • Unsettled integration: Pre- and post-migration factors in Congolese refugee women’s resettlement experiences in the United States

    Wachter, K, Heffron, LC, Snyder, S, Nsonwu, MB, Busch-Armendariz, NB
  • Introduction: Articulating Intersections at the Global Crossroads of Religion and Migration

    Saunders, J, Snyder, S, FIDDIAN-QASMIYEH, E
  • Faces of Migration: US Christianity in the Twenty-First Century

    Snyder, S
  • Introduction: A Moving Body

    Snyder, S