African Studies — Catholic Studies & Social Thought — Theology and Religious Studies
Lilian  Dube

Lilian Dube

Associate Professor

Lilian Dube is an Associate Professor of theology in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco where she came in 2006. In 1999, she made history as the first Black woman to earn a D.Th. from Stellenbosch University, founded in 1866. She teaches courses in feminist theology, and the interaction of African theology, religion, sexuality and HIV/AIDS. Lilian Dube developed and leads USF in Zambia Today INTD 331-01, a 4 credit service-learning program that explores the key drivers of HIV and AIDS in Zambia every summer since 2010. She is the co-author of African Initiatives in Healing Ministry 2011, UNISA, several book chapters and journal publications. She received the Jesuit Foundation Pedagogy Grant in 2010 for the production of USF in Zambia Ubuntu film, 2012. She was awarded the prestigious American Association of University Women Fellowship in 2001 and Dorothy Cadbury Fellowship, UK in 2002 as well as doctoral fellowships from World Council of Churches, and the Methodist Church Global Ministry Women Division. She will be a visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in fall 2012. She has been a visiting scholar at Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Northwestern University (2001-2002) and Birmingham University, UK (2002-2003) and an Academic Associate Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Theology and Religion at the University of South Africa (2010-2013).


D.Th. (Missiology), 1999, University of Stellenbosch

Research Areas

African Theology & Religion, Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS

Courses Offered
  • Feminist Theology from the Third(s) World THRS305-01
  • Theology in HIV/AIDS Contexts THRS306-01
  • Zambia Today INTD331
  • African Religion, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS