Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology Kwok Pui Lan has been named a recipient of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2021 Lambeth Awards for outstanding contributions to the church and wider society. The awards were announced on April 7.
Kwok won The Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship, which was given for her outstanding leadership and contribution to Asian Feminist and Post-Colonial Theology rooted in an Anglican ecclesiology.
The award citation lauds her as “a remarkable individual who has brought a unique and much needed voice to Anglican theological thinking, particularly in America but also well beyond… Her Asian, female and Anglican identities are a key locus for her work. Her focus on exploring her own story, of developing new hermeneutics, has opened spaces for others whose stories were unseen and unheard.”
The 2021 Lambeth Awards were given to over 30 individuals, including scientists, musicians, academics, activists, peacemakers, doctors, and clergy. Archbishops of Canterbury have long recognized outstanding individuals for their efforts; the current form of the Lambeth Awards was developed in 2016. The Most Revd Justin Welby was installed as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013.