Minor: Systematic Theology
Megan Hopkins is a doctoral student in Comparative Theology, where she engages questions of ritual, revelation, and embodiment in Christian and Islamic theologies. Megan graduated from Villanova University in 2015, majoring in Theology, Humanities, and Honors, with a minor in Peace and Justice. She immediately began her graduate work at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry, earning an M.T.S. in 2018. Her research interests include disability and gender, medieval mysticism, phenomenology (especially its theological turn), and interfaith experiential education. Particularly, she intends to focus her doctoral research on the privileged point of access to the revealed Word in Christianity and Islam, the liturgy of the Eucharist and the Sufi practice of dhikr.
Alongside her studies, Megan has worked for the non-profit Kids4Peace Boston since 2016, facilitating interfaith dialogue and equipping young people to work together across differences to cultivate communities of justice, equity, and peace. This work animates her theological lens, rooting reflection in praxis and lived experience.