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Alison Lutz

Alison ("Ali") Lutz 

Ali Lutz is a PhD student in the Department of Religion focusing on Ethics and Society, and a fellow in Theology and Practice. She holds an MDiv from Emory University's Candler School of Theology, an STM from Yale Divinity School, and a BA in French literature from Emory University.  Ali's doctoral research explores the ethical assumptions that drive humanitarian aid and service missions, in particular the issues of control and imbalances of power that beset many well-intentioned efforts to relieve global poverty.  This project grows out of Ali's public health work in rural Haiti, her experience living in a l’Arche community with adults with disabilities, and her work in refugee resettlement.  Ali is an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church and has served churches as a lay minister or priest in New York, Haiti, Arizona, and Tennessee.