Cynthia L. Cameron
Welcome! This site will introduce you to my work as a theologian and religious educator. I have more than twenty-five years of experience working with young adults and adolescents in university and secondary school settings and with adults in university and parish settings. I am passionate about the importance of providing access to the rich theological tradition of the Roman Catholic Church through sound pedagogy.
My research is focused primarily on adolescent girls. My dissertation, which I successfully defended in May 2017, looks at adolescent girls through the lenses of theological anthropology, developmental psychology, and Catholic secondary schooling. I also have a major research interest in the phenomenon of self-injury among girls and young women and the theological questions prompted by this phenomenon. My on-going work as a theologian focuses in theological anthropology and issues related to age and aging. I also possess expertise in systematic theology, biblical studies, practical theology, and religious education.
I came to my research interests after an eighteen-year career in Catholic secondary schooling, including fifteen years at an all-girls Catholic school. These experiences with high school students provide the impetus for my research interests and serve to keep my research grounded in the real lives of adolescents.
In addition to my career as a Catholic secondary school educator, I have significant experience working with young adult and adult learners in three different university contexts. Each opportunity to engage students in exploring the rich tradition of theological reflection has provided me with the opportunity to hone my craft as a theological educator.