Steven T. Savides

Peace Studies & Theology

Steven T. Savides (peace studies and theology) is a PhD candidate who holds an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, and a B.A. from Principia College. His dissertation, Unsettling the Settler Colonial Imaginary: Decoloniality as Theological Hermeneutic in South Africa? is a work of political theology that investigates under the direction of Prof. Emmanuel Katongole the extent to which decolonial theory can be applied as a critical theological hermeneutic to disrupt the modern Western settler colonial imaginary in South Africa and thereby contribute to decolonizing the white settler colonial community.

A former journalist with The Christian Science Monitor in Boston, MA, as well as newspapers in his native South Africa, Steven is a storyteller with a deep commitment to amplifying the voices of the marginalized and subalternized. He has extensive experience as a practitioner of conflict management and transformation in religious settings and nonprofits. He was a 2016-2017 Darby Fellow.