Current Research and Research Interests

Dr. Lockhart-Gilroy is currently working on two major writing projects: a book that argues for a liberative theological imagination as the starting point of youth ministry and an edited volume on Religious education as public theology. In addition, she researches, writes, and presents on the following topics.

  • The intersection of youth, race, class, and gender
  • The Christian formation of youth
  • Ministry to teen girls
  • Emancipatory pedagogy
  • Intergenerational Ministry
  • The intersection of Faith and Developmental Theory
  • Transforming congregational youth ministries
  • Creating Contextual Curriculum