Pamela J. Stevens
BA, University of California, San Diego / MDiv, Yale Divinity School / PhD, Graduate Theological Union (Present)
The Episcopal Church
Pamela studies the material, visual, and experiential qualities of liturgical textiles in Sixteenth-century Spain, England, and New Spain. Her focus is on garments of shame exhibited by the Inquisition in Sixteenth-century New Spain. She employs an interdisciplinary approach and draws from her own multicultural, multilingual life experiences growing up in Los Angeles to explore through the medium of cloth how identities and belief systems weave together amid Christian reform, retrenchment, empire, colonialism, hybridity, and resilience. Pamela is in discernment for ordained ministry and remains active in ministry with children, youth, and families in English-speaking and Spanish-speaking multicultural congregations. She plans to teach at a university or seminary while continuing to serve in ministry.