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Victoria Basug Slabinski

Doctoral Student


  • University of Virginia - PhD Religious Studies (Modern and Contemporary Religious Thought – in progress), Graduate Certificate in American Studies
  • Yale Divinity School - MDiv
  • Miami University - BA Music and Social Justice Studies (Religious Studies and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies minors)

Research Interests

Decoloniality; Philippine and Filipino American studies; eschatology; Christian liberation theologies; post-Vatican II Roman Catholic theologies; memory, narrative, and ancestrality; art and aesthetics; gender and sexuality studies; Asian American studies, critique and postcritique.

    Teaching Experience

    • Introduction to Asian American Studies, GTA, Spring 2024
    • New Testament and Early Christianity, GTA, Fall 2023
    • Spiritual But Not Religious: Spirituality in America, GTA, Spring 2023
    • Elements of Christian Thought, GTA, Fall 2022


      Conference Papers

      • "Decolonial Feminism and the Imagination of the (Pre)Colonial Past: Gloria Anzaldúa and Marcella Althaus-Reid on Religion and Memory." Presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference on November 21, 2023.
      • "Beyond Colonial Visibility and Imperial Forgetting: Approaching the Philippines’ Pasts through Gina Apostol’s Insurrecto.” Presented at the Southeast Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion on March 13, 2022.
      • "Justice and the United Methodist Church: A Queer Response to a Global Denomination’s Crisis.” Presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Conference on December 1, 2020.

      Selected Fellowships, Grants, and Awards

      • Dean’s Doctoral Fellowship, UVA (2021-2026)
      • Doctoral Fellowship, Louisville Institute (2023-2025)
      • Marquand Scholarship, Yale Divinity School (2018-2021)
      • Council on Southeast Asia Studies Grant, Yale University (Summer 2020)


      • Filipino (Tagalog): Reading Proficiency, Intermediate Speaking Level
      • Spanish: Reading Proficiency