Steve Pavey

Director of Story-based Strategy and Research

Dr. Stephen Pavey is the Director of Story-based Strategy and Research for the Kairos Center. He received a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Kentucky in applied cultural anthropology.  In 2020 he completed the Living School program at the Center for Action and Contemplation.  He founded Hope In Focus in 2010 for story-telling praxis engaged in the struggle for our collective liberation through participatory research and contemplative photography created with and committed to walking alongside the marginalized and oppressed of the world. He has worked in over 30 countries around the world largely with indigenous, undocumented, and migrant communities facing state violence. He is the author of The Eclipse of Dreams: The Undocumented-led Struggle for Freedom (2020), ‘Make Holy the Bare Life’ (2016), and Theologies of Power and Crisis (2014).