Stephanie Arel is an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and a visiting researcher at New York University. She is the author of Affect Theory, Shame and Christian Formation (Palgrave Macmillan 2016) and co-editor of Post-Traumatic Public Theology (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). She holds an Integrative Trauma Certificate, a training in trauma modalities for clinical treatment, from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies (NIP), New York, NY. Her work revolves around the interplay of psychology and religion to inform an evaluation of trauma and its impact on human dignity.