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Clinical Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Director of the Anna Howard Shaw Center
School of Theology - Boston University

The Reverend Dr. Choi, Hee An joined the School of Theologyin 2003. Dr. Choi’s research and teaching focus on practical theology, genderand cultural studies, leadership, and postcolonial studies.Her most recentbook, A Postcolonial Leadership: Asian Immigrant Christian Leadership and ItsChallenges (State University of New York Press, 2020), explores how Asianimmigrant leaders, including Christian leaders, exercise leadership andconfront challenges in the United States. She examines the multilayereddynamics of the Asian immigrant community and Christian congregations in theirpostcolonial contexts and offers a new liberative interpretation of colonizedhistory and culture in order to propose postcolonial leadership as a newleadership model for Asian immigrant leaders. She is also the author of APostcolonial Self: Korean Immigrant Theology and Church (State University ofNew York Press, 2015) and Korean Women and God: Experiencing God in aMulti-religious Colonial Context (2005, Orbis). With Katheryn Pfisterer Darr,she is also the co-editor of Engaging the Bible-Critical Reading fromContemporary Women (2006, Fortress).Dr. Choi has conducted many researchprojects such as Women and Leadership, Female Clergy Spiritual Growth,Immigrant Church and Women, Women’s Retention Study II, United Methodist SalaryStudy, Multicultural Pedagogy, and others. She has developed severaleducational and spiritual programs to support clergy, lay leaders, andseminarians for multicultural/immigrant church ministry. Her current teachingis deeply involved with leadership, postcolonial theology, immigrant policy,gender, and cultural studies. As an ordained minister in the PCUSA, she hasactively engaged with the Korean immigrant church and ministry as well. Dr.Choi has served as Faculty-in-Residence and received the Boston UniversityResidence Life’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2013.

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