Elizabeth M. Bounds, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at Emory University, with appointments in the School of Theology and the Graduate Division of Religion. With a background in transformative/liberation theories and pedagogies, she teaches courses in conflict transformation, restorative justice, and peacebuilding practices, with attention to role of contemplation, experiential learning, and social change. Her current scholarship engages a variety of issues in criminal justice and incarceration, including concepts and practices of responsibility, empowerment, and healing. To do this work, she draws a variety of sources including Christian traditions, sociology, cultural studies, and anthropology. She is the co-founder and administrator of the Certificate in Theological Studies at the Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, GA which offers two one-year certificates awarded by the Atlanta Theological Association. She is an advisory board member of the Chillon Project.