school of theology and ministry
Alfred Pang is a PhD student in Theology and Education at Boston College. He is interested in how Christian education in faith might be re-imagined at the intersection of childhood studies, practical theology and educational philosophy. Central to his research are questions around children’s creative agency and social participation, as well as their significance for Lasallian pedagogy in educating toward social justice for and with children. His work on Lasallian studies has been published in AXIS: Journal of Lasallian Higher Education and Lumen et Vita. Alfred also has a keen interest in studies on theology, spirituality and sexuality, with a concern for issues of justice and pastoral care for LGBTQIA persons in faith communities. He comes from Singapore, and taught in a Catholic high school there before embarking on his studies in Boston College.
M.Ed. Boston College (2013)
M.A. National University of Singapore (2002)
B.A. National University of Singapore (2000)
Areas of Interest
Theology of children and childhood
Children and young people’s participation in education
Spirituality and education
Theology, gender and sexuality
Director: Hosffman Ospino
Why the PhD in Theology and Education
I am a teacher at heart, and this program gives me an opportunity to critically deepen and enrich what I enjoy doing. The interdisciplinary nature of the program, together with a collegial learning environment at the School of Theology and Ministry, has also stretched my imagination of the prophetic edges in teaching as a ministry that works toward reconciliation and healing in the world.