Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza is a feminist theologian. She received her Theologicum from the University of Münster, Germany. She identifies as Catholic and her work is generally in the context of Christianity, although much of her work has broader applicability. She is currently the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School.
She is the co-founder and editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and is a co-editor of Concilium. She was the first woman elected as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.
In Memory of Her: A Feminist Theological Reconstruction of Christian Origins is one of her earliest and best-known books. This work, which argued for the retrieval of the overlooked contributions of women in the early Christian church, set a high standard for historical rigor in feminist theology. Additionally, she has published widely in journals and anthologies.