Lutz explores the ethical assumptions that drive humanitarian efforts, in particular the issues of control and imbalances of power that beset many well-intentioned efforts to relieve global poverty. She engages Latin American liberation theology and decolonial thought to critique humanitarian power and to challenge the Western coloniality of being in global humanitarianism. She asks how to guide the moral formation of humanitarians without reproducing dynamics of dominance. This project grows out of Lutz’s extensive experience living in rural Haiti as a humanitarian worker with Partners In Health. Lutz is also an ordained Episcopal priest who has served churches in New York, Arizona, Haiti, and Tennessee.
BA, Emory University; MDiv, Emory; STM, Yale Divinity School; PhD Candidate Vanderbilt University
Episcopalian (ordained priest)
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