Mary Doak is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. Doak's research has focused on the intersection of Christianity and politics, particularly liberation and political theologies, theologies of democracy and religious freedom, the goal of human life and history from a Christian perspective, and theologies of the church. Her publications include Translating Religion (2013, co-edited with Anita Houck) and Reclaiming Narrative for Public Theology (2004), as well as various articles on public theology, eschatology, and ecclesiology. She is currently working on a book in public ecclesiology, addressing the specific challenges the twenty-first century raises for the mission of the church. She has an M.A. and a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, and an Honors B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago.