Lailatul Fitriyah is a PhD Candidate at the World Religions and World Church Program, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame. She is also one of the founders of Feminist Theologies in Global Context Colloquium at Notre Dame. Her current research focuses on the construction of feminist theologies in postcolonial Southeast Asia, comparative Christian and Islamic feminist theologies, feminist theologies of migration, and feminist inter-religious dialogue. She holds an MA in International Peace Studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies-University of Notre Dame, and was also a Nostra Aetate Fellow at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), Vatican City-Italy.
My research interests are centered around the topic of comparative Muslim and Christian feminist theologies in postcolonial contexts. I interrogate the formations of feminist theological thoughts in light of postcolonial sociopolitical and economic structures in the Global South that often produce multiple forms of structural violence for women of colors. I utilize anthropological methodologies in conducting my research, and therefore also have a focus on feminist ethnography. Lastly, my scholarship also focuses on interreligious relations, especially Muslim-Christian dialogue, along with gender and Islamic politics in Southeast Asia.