Grad Profiles

Cara Anderson

Master's Student

Education

  • University of Virginia - MA Religion, Politics, and Conflict (anticipated December 2021) 
  • Roanoke College: BA Religious Studies and Christian Studies (with Minor in European History), magna cum laude with departmental honors

Research Interests

Christian theology; religion, conflict, and peacebuilding; martyrdom and the theology of suffering; comparative Abrahamic theologies; Augustine of Hippo

Awards

  • John T. Bowman Award, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Roanoke College (2020): Awarded to a graduating senior student for outstanding work in the field of religion or religious activities.
  • Senior Scholar in Christian Studies, Department of Religion and Philosophy at Roanoke College (2020): Awarded to the graduating senior student with the highest GPA in major.
  • Pendleton Hogan Mary Queen of Scots Award, Department of History at Roanoke College (2020): Awarded to aid graduating senior students who study the Mary Queen of Scots era of history.

Papers Presented

  • “Luther’s Fulfillment of Paul’s Ecclesia,” presented at the North American Luther Forum, held at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, April 2019.