Curriculum Vitae & Awards

Visiting Scholar | Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Faith Matters Network | Public Theologian in Residence
Currently located in Nashville, TN

Email: robyn.henderson-espinoza @ vanderbilt dot edu | robyn @ faithmattersnetwork dot org

Education

The Study of Religion Area of Study: Constructive Philosophical Theology, Ethics, & Culture Secondary Area of Study: Thought & Theory of Gloria Anzaldúa, Queer Theories

Certificate in Critical Latin@ Studies The University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Denver, CO

Dissertation Titled: Anzaldúan Materiality as the Entanglement of Bodily Knowing: Matter, Meaning, and Interrelatedness

Dissertation Committee:

Theodore M. Vial, Jr. and AnaLouise Keating (co-chairs), Edward Phillip Antonio, Sandra Dixon

  • Ethics & Social Theories
  • Constructive Philosophical Theologies, with particular attention to the intersection of Womanist and Latina/Mujerista theologies & practice, and European Continental Thought (attention to French Post-War Philosophies)
  • Feminist, Mujerista, Latin@ Epistemologies & attention to non-western epistemologies
  • Queer Theories, Theories of Intersectionality and Assemblage thinking
  • Thought & Theories of Gloria Anzaldúa
  • Materiality Studies, with particular attention on the New Materialisms Movement, and
  • Critical Spatiality.

Languages:

    • English: Writing and Speaking proficiency
    • Spanish: Research, Writing, and Speaking proficiency
    • French: Research proficiency
Area of Concentration: Theology & Ethics

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on the campus of Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

Thesis Entitled: Dreaming of Our Future Together: Birthing Ecclesial Feminism, a systematic analysis of the theology of María Pilar Aquino

Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Nancy E. Bedford

Northwest Community Hospital

Arlington Heights, IL

Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village, IL
under the supervision of Rev. Dr. Dan Stiver & Rev. Dr. Robert P. Sellers Logsdon School of Theology at Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX
Area of Concentration: Theology Minor: Leadership Studies

Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX

Invited Presentations to Conferences & Professional Gatherings

“Thinking at the Intersections of Theology and the Matrix of Differences: From Intersectionality to Interconnectivity,” Invited Panel Participant for the Theological Education Committee, The American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 2015.

“Transgressing Normative Trans Studies: Finding oneself in risk becoming different,” Invited Panel Participant for the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Persons in the Profession Committee, Atlanta, GA, November 2015.

“Religious Pluralism and Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista Theologies,” Invited Panel Participant for the Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group, The American Academia of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 2015.

“Displacing Whiteness,” Invited Panelist at Subverting the Norm, Springfield, MO, November 2015.

“Bodies & Becoming,” Invited speaker for Seizing the Alternative: International Whitehead Conference 2015, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, June 2015

“Bodies & Matter,” Invited speaker for Seizing the Alternative: International Whitehead Conference 2015, Pomona College, Claremont, CA, June 2015 “Gloria Anzaldúa as foremother of a Chican@ Theory of Religion,” Invited Panel Participant for the Women and Religion Section, The American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 2014.

“The Borderlands of Subjectivity: Nomadic Mestizaje, and Bodies,” Invited Participant in the Latina Feminist Roundtable, John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH, April 2014.

“Queer(y)ing Bodily Materiality: Toward an ‘intra-active’ Ontology of Becoming,” Invited Panel Participant, The Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, Drew Theological School, Madison, NJ, March 2014.

“Crossing between and beyond “Machismo” and “Madonna”: Reimagining Latin@ Genders,” Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group, Invited Panel Participant, The American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.

“Tracing my Feminist Liberation history,” Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network, Invited Panel Participant, The American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD, November 2013. Thematic Panel, Special Topics Forum: Mentoring Across Sexualities and Genders, Invited Panel Participant, The American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

Thematic Conference paper on: “Remembering Ada María Isasi-Díaz” presented for the Women and Religion Section and Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group and Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Liberation Theologies Group, Invited Panel Participant, The American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL, November 2012.

“Intersectionality, Race & Power,” Invited Panel Participant for the Lesbian & Gay Task Force, Creating Change: Practice Spirit, Do Justice Conference, Minneapolis, MN, February 2011.

“Mary Daly, Separatist Politics, and the Making of a Macha,” Be-Dazzling Diversity: Mary Daly’s Transformative Influence on Lesbian, Gay, & Feminist Identities, Invited Panel Participant for the Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion. Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

Publications
Book Chapters:

• “Queering Desire” in Routledge Handbook for Christian Theology & Sexuality, edited by Lisa Isherwood and Dirk von der Horst, Routledge, forthcoming, 2016.

• “The Vital Becoming of ‘now let us go:’ Anzaldúa, Vitalism, and Bergson,” in Critical Philosophy, de/coloniality and Henri Bergson, edited by Andrea Pittas and Mark William Westmoreland, forthcoming 2016.

• “perversion, ethics, and creative disregard: indecency as the virtue to ethical perversion” in Pressing On: Next Generation of Indecent Theologians, edited by Nestor Miguez and Nicolas Panotto, forthcoming 2016.

• “Latin@ Theologizing and Queer Theory” in Companion to Latino/a Theology, Wiley-Blackwell, edited by Orlando Espín, 2015.

• “Women of Color Ethics” with Thelathia “Nikki” Young in Liberative Ethics, edited by Miguel De La Torre, 2012.

• “El Cuerpo como (un) Espacio de Frontera: Texturing Bodies in the Borderlands” in New Frontiers in Latin American Borderlands edited by Leslie Cecil, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

• “Joseph Fletcher” (Situation Ethics) in Beyond the Pale: Reading Christian Ethics from the Margins co-edited by Stacy Floyd-Thomas & Miguel De La Torre, Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

Journal Articles:

• “At the Intersection of Queer Theory and Religion: Moving Beyond / Away from the “Intersection,” Barnard Scholar Feminist Online published by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, forthcoming 2016.

• “Gloria Anzaldúa’s ‘El Mundo Zurdo:’ A Relational Feminist Theology of Interconnectedness,” Journal for the Study of Religion published by the Association for the Study of Religion in Southern Africa, Vol, 26, No. 2, 2013.

Book Reviews:

Radical Love, An Introduction to Queer Theology, Patrick S. Cheng in the Journal of Postcolonial Networks.

Practices, Politics, and Performance: Toward a Communal Hermeneutics for Christian Ethics, Michael Cartwright in Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Journal, 2011.

Spiritual Abuse Recovery, Barbara Orlowski in Journal of Religion, Disability & Health Volume 15, Issue 1, 2011.

The Politics of Latino Faith: Religion, Identity, and Urban Community Catherine E. Wilson in CAMINO REAL 1:2 (2010): 181-182.

Queerness in Anzaldúa: post/Borderlands (co-editor) Out for Review

Intersectional Queer Theology & Ethics (co-author)

“From New Mestizas to Nepantleras”

“Mestizaje como una (Jota) Forma de Ser en el Mundo” | “Mestizaje as a (Queer) Way of Being in the World”

“An Indecent Social Ethic”

“Intersectional Bodies: Disrupting Queerness in Religious Discourse” Collaborative Work with Dr. Nikki Young and Sara Rosenau

“Mestizaje as the ‘Cusp’ of Interculturality”

“Equal But Different: The Effect of Equality Discourse on the Raced Body”

“Dislodging Identity(ies): A Mestizaje Approach”

Book Chapters:

• “Getting Dressed to Teach Revolutionary Love” in The New Q Desire, edited by Rebecca Voekel and Malcolm Himshoot, forthcoming 2016

• “Faith Seeking Understanding: Tattoos as a Way to Map My Faith” in Talking Taboo: American Women Get Frank about Faith, White Cloud Press, 2013.

Magazines

Sin Fronteras with QWOC

Blogging

• Tikkun Daily: https://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/?s=robyn+henderson-espinoza

• Patheos: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/emergentvillage/robyn-henderson-espinoza/

Presentations to conferences and Professional Gatherings

“Archiving Anzaldúa with Deleuze: Theorizing Notas H37-47 as a Writing Machine,” The National Women’s Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.

“Archiving Anzaldúa with Deleuze: Theorizing Notas H37-47 as a Writing Machine,” The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, Austin, TX, May 2015.

“Materializing Borders of Sex: sexualized bodily mattering, meaning, and interrelatedness,” Liberation Theologies Group, The American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 2014.

Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group, Theme: New Constructions of Family from Bowties and Brassieres to Bootlickers and Beyond, Presider, The American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 2014.

“Materializing an Anzaldúan Subjectivity: Nomadism, Mestizaje, and Bodies,” for the panel ‘Destabilizing Normative Subjectivities: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Provocative Contributions to Posthumanist Thought,’ National Women Studies Association, San Juan Puerto Rico, November 2014.

“Mattering Bodies: A Turn to an ‘Intra-active’ Ontology of Becoming,” for the panel ‘Exploring Trans-Feminisms,’ National Women Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 2014.

Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group, Theme: Lesbian Sexuality and the Ethics of Truth-Telling, Presider, The American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD, November 2013.

“The Borderlands of Subjectivity; The Subjectivity of (the) Borderlands: Nomadism, Mestizaje, and Bodies, Panel: Nagualas, Narratology, and Nomadic Subjectivities: Anzaldúa’s Potential Contributions to Posthumanist Thought, The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa, San Antonio, TX, November 2013.

Thematic Conference paper on the Postcolonial influences of Marcella Althaus-Reid. Paper titled: perversion, ethics, and creative disregard: indecency as the virtue to ethical perversion” presented via Skype for the Pressing On: The Legacy of Marcella Althaus-Reid collaborative meeting of Postcolonial Networks at ISEDET University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2013.

Thematic Conference Paper on “Epistemological and Ethical Contributions of Ada María Isasi-Díaz.” Paper titled: “Ethical Ontology; Ontological Ethics: Ethics as a Way of Life / Being / Becoming in the Work of Ada María Isasi-Díaz” presented for the Latino/a Working Group, Invited Panel Participant, The Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, IL, January 2013.

Joint Program Unit: Gay Men and Religion Group and Lesbian-Feminist Issues and Religion Group, Theme: (Un)holy Bullies in LGBTQ Lives, Presider, The American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL, 2012.

“Intersectional Bodies: Disrupting Queerness in Religious Discourse,” conference paper presented with Dr. Thelathia N. Young for the Gay Men and Religion Group and Lesbian- Feminist Issues & Religion Group on the panel themed: “Queer Eclipses: The Future of Gendered Sexual Identities in the Study of Religion,” The American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.

“Must I be a Lesbian Feminist?: Borderlands as the Si(gh)te for a Queer Mestizo,” conference Paper presented for the Lesbian-Feminist Issues & Religion Group on the panel themed “Borderlands and Lesbian Nation: Sacred Space?” The American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.

“New Mestiza to Nepantleras,” Invited Roundtable Participant on Anzaldúan Thought and Queer Theory: A Dialogue at the University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 2011.

“Dislodging Identity(ies): A Mestizaje Approach,” Conference Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain – Great Plains Regional American Academy of Religion meeting, The Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO, March 2011.

“El Cuerpo como (un) Espacio de Frontera: Texturing Bodies in the Borderlands,” El Mundo Zurdo: International Conference on the Life and Work of Gloria E. Anzaldúa—Art and Performance. The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa. University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, November 2010.

“The Virtue of Queering Ethics: Stanley Hauerwas & Gloria Anzaldúa on Agency & the Performative Nature of the Body,” Collaborative Conference Paper presented with Heike Peckruhn for the Ethics Section entitled “Race-ing Forward, Engendering Justice & Embodying Ethics.” Co-presented with Heike Peckruhn. The American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, October 2010.

“The Body as a Borderland Space,” The Latin American Borderlands: New Frontiers in Race, Religion, Language, and the Arts. Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacodoches, TX, October 2010.

“Understanding Syncopation in the US Borderlands,” Conference Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain – Great Plains Regional American Academy of Religion, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, April 2010.

Research Interests

Constructive Philosophical Theology & Culture: Ontology, Epistemology, & Ethics for the study of Religion.

Critical Social Theories, Queer & Feminist Theories & Theologies.


Critical & Comparative Approaches in Theories of Identities and Race (Mestizaje and Latin@ Muslims).

Critical Spatial Theories and US Borderlands. Critical Chican@ / Latin@ Studies.


Theories and Methods for the Study of Religion.

Thought & Theory of Gloria Anzaldúa. Gilles Deleuze.[/one_third_last]

Research Experience

2012 Research Assistant, The Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO., Dr. Edward Antonio.

2004-2006 Research Assistant and Digital Editor. Aided in digitizing a book on Henry Steele Olcott to be published by the Theosophy Society, Wheaton, IL. Dr. Daniel Chandler, Evanston, IL.

2003-2004 Research Assistant, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL, Dr. Gennifer Brooks.

Teaching Experience

Spring 2016 “Introduction to Christian Social Ethics (brick and mortar), The Faith Matters Network

Fall Term 2015 “The Ethics of Liberation” (brick and mortar), The Faith Matters Network

Spring Term 2015 “The Ethics of Liberation” (Spring semester 2015 online version), Chicago Theological Seminary, Adjunct Instructor.

Summer Workshop 2014 Facilitated the HTI/HTIC Workshops on Technology and Scholarship “Technologizing Identities” for the Hispanic Theological Initiative, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

Fall Term 2013 “Intersectional Queer Ethics” (Fall semester 2013 online version), Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL, Adjunct Instructor.

Fall Term 2013 “Intro to Chican@ Studies (face to face-4 sections), Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO, Affiliate Faculty.

2013 Facilitated the HTI/HTIC workshops on Technology and Pedagogy & Technology and Scholarship for the Hispanic Theological Initiative, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

2013 queer\Ethics (Winter quarter 2013, Online Version), Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO, Adjunct Instructor.

Invited Lectures

“Materializing Sex in the Borderlands: New Critical Approaches to Liberation Theology,” Claremont School of Theology, Sponsored by the Center for Sexuality, Gender, and Religion, November 20, 2014.

“Anzaldúan Bodies as the Horizon of a Queer Hybridity,” for Queer CELASA at The University of San Francisco, Sponsored by the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, Latin American Studies, Theology & Religious Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Chican@/Latin@ Studies, April 8, 2014.

“Materializing Sex in the Borderlands: New Critical Approaches to Liberation Theology,” Claremont School of Theology, Sponsored by the Center for Sexuality, Gender, and Religion, November 20, 2014.

“Anzaldúan Bodies as the Horizon of a Queer Hybridity,” for Queer CELASA at The University of San Francisco, Sponsored by the Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, Latin American Studies, Theology & Religious Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and Chican@/Latin@ Studies, April 8, 2014.

“What is Queer Theology?” written lecture written for and presented to the Religion & Sexuality Course, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, April 2013.

“un estillo mestizaje: Tracing Ethical Intuitions in Anzaldúa,” for the Anzaldúa Speaker Series in Philosophy, University of Texas, Pan American, November 8, 2012.

“The What-ness of Social Media in 140 Characters” for Social Media Praxis, Iliff School of Theology, April 21, 2012.

“Immanuel Kant on Deontology & Teleology” for Ethics & Ethical Advocacy, Iliff School of Theology, September 20, 2011.

“Immanuel Kant on Deontology & Teleology” for Ethics & Ethical Advocacy, Iliff School of Theology, September 23, 2010.

Fellowships & Awards

2012-2013 Dissertation Fellowship Award, The Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.

2011-2012 Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship for Inclusive Engagement financial award, The University of Denver, Denver, CO.

2011 Seminar on the Debates over Religion and Sexuality, All Travel and Lodging expenses paid for summer writing workshop, facilitated by Dr. Mark D. Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2010 The University of Denver Latino/a Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship (DULCCES), Travel Expenses to attend The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA), San Antonio, TX.

2009 The University of Denver Latino/a Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship (DULCCES), Travel Expenses to attend the American Academy of Religion in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

2009-2012 The University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint PhD Tuition Award.

2002-2005 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Award.

1995-2002 Logsdon School of Theology Ministerial Grant (Undergraduate & Post-Graduate Award).

Conference, Symposiums & Trainings

2014 The Latina Feminist Roundtable, facilitated by Dr. Mariana Ortega, John Carroll
University, Cleveland, Ohio.

2013 Dr. Roger Salters Doctoral Institute for Inclusive Excellence, The University of Denver, Denver, CO.

2013 Wabash Learning Initiative, Jointly with the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, Crawfordsville, IN.

2012 Dissertation Fellow Nomination to attend the Hispanic Theological Initiative Summer Workshop, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

2012 Invited Keynote Speaker and Presentation for Unity Across our Communities, One Colorado, Denver, CO.

2012 Invited co-Keynote Speaker and Presentation and Workshop co-Facilitator w/ Dr. Kate M. Ott (Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew Theological School) for Faithful Conversations: Envisioning Our Future as the LGBTQ Community and Allies, One Colorado, Denver, CO.

2011 Invited Panel Participant with Dr. Thelathia “Nikki” Young (Assistant Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA), & Sara Rosenau (Ph.D. Student at Drew University, Madison, NJ) on “Intersectionality, Race, & Power” for the Human Rights Campaign Scholarship & Mentorship Summer Institute for Religious & Theological Study. Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN.

2011 Plenary Panel Participant at Unid@s Asamblea meeting jointly with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Cincinnati, OH.

2011 Comprehensive Exam Fellow nomination to attend the Hispanic Theological Initiative Summer Workshop. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

2010 Invited Participant for the Human Rights Campaign Scholarship & Mentorship Summer Institute for Religious & Theological Study. Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, TN.

2010 Doctoral Fellow nomination to attend Hispanic Theological Initiative Summer Workshop. Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.

2009 Nurturing the Next Generation of Scholars. A workshop panel sponsored jointly by The Fund for Theological Education and the American Academy of Religion, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

2006 What will it Take?: Building the Safest State for all Women and Girls, Year-long lecture series sponsored by The Chicago Foundation for Women Chicago, IL.

2006 Understanding Microbicides: The Power Of HIV Prevention In Women’s Hands? A Symposium Sponsored by the Chicago Foundation for Women & CARE Chicago, IL.

2006 Legal Protection for Battered Immigrants, DePaul University Chicago, IL.

Teaching, Administrative, Ministerial & Other Work

2015-2016 Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at The Faith Matters Network, Berkeley, CA.

2015 Adjunct Instructor (Spring Semester 2015) at Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL .

2014-2016 More Light Presbyterians, Director of Communications.

2013-2014 Affiliate Faculty at Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO. (Chican@ Studies & Women Studies).

2013-2014 Reconciling Ministries Network, North Central Regional Organizer.

2013 Adjunct Instructor (Fall Semester 2013) at Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.

2012-2013 Adjunct Instructor (Winter Quarter 2013) at Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.

2011-2013 Specialist and Mobile Genius (Mobile Tech Support) at Apple, Inc., Creek Creek Mall, Denver, CO.

2010-2011 The University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship, Denver, CO.

2006-2009 State of Illinois, Office of Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Crime Victim Services Division: Claims Analyst serving the Crime Victims Compensation Bureau. Processes claims by reviewing filings, providing and gathering information, and preparing reports. Obtains information by contacting witnesses, attorneys, claimants, and others; developing questions; reviewing files and documents; and conducting research. Serves as resource in areas of general and/or specialized knowledge; attending meetings; assisting in preparation of public education materials. Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information, Chicago, IL.

2006-2007 Heartland Human Care Services, an affiliate of Heartland Alliance. Trauma Support Case Manager with Violence Recovery Services [Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Legal Advocacy]. Managed cases and provided therapeutic and legal advocacy services, Chicago, IL.

2005-2006 Northwest Community Hospital. Chaplain [Resident, Legal & Ethical Advisor for Critical Care, Cardiac Surveillance Units, and Post-Surgery], Arlington Heights, IL.

2004-2005 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Faith Passage Mentor. Faith Passage was a Lilly funded yearlong spiritual and leadership (Wesleyan) development program committed to nurturing and empowering 30 high school youth in making a “faith passage” from adolescence to adulthood, Evanston, IL.

2003-2005 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Manager of the Student Computing Lab & Media Services Resource, Evanston, IL.

2002-2003 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Computer Lab Monitor And Media Coordinator, Evanston, IL.

2002-2004 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. United Library, Evanston, IL.

2001-2002 Abilene Independent School District. Substitute Teacher. Abilene, TX.

1993-1999 Independent Consultant for Student and Young Adult Ministries primarily with Texas Baptists.

Service to the Academy: Convening & Committees

2014-Present Steering Committee member, Men & Masculinities in the Study of Religion,

American Academy of Religion.

2012-2014 Co-Chair with Dr. Marie Cartier, Lesbian-Feminist Issues & Religion, American Academy of Religion.

2012-2014 Co-Convener with Jakob Hero, LGBT Caucus, American Academy of Religion.

2012-Present Co-convener with Dr. Thelathia “Nikki” Young, LGBT Issues & Queer Studies in Ethics, Society of Christian Ethics.

2011-2012 Steering Committee member, Lesbian-Feminist Issues & Religion, American Academy of Religion.

2011-2015 Diversity Committee Member, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.

Volunteer & Community Service

Colorado Latinas for Reproductive Justice (COLOR), Denver, CO

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance. Chicago, IL

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, IL Chapter [cycle team]

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion

Feminist Ethics & Social Theory (FEAST)

National Women’s Studies Association

Scholarship, Grants, & Awards

2015 The American Academy of Religion Travel Grant (award of $500).

2012-2013  Joint Ph.D. Dissertation Fellowship (award of $5,000), The University of Denver – Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO.

2011-2012 Graduate Studies Doctoral Fellowship for Inclusive Engagement (award of $3,000), The University of Denver, Denver, CO.

2011 Seminar on Debates over Religion and Sexuality, All Travel and Lodging expenses paid for summer writing workshop, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

2010  The University of Denver Latino/a Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship (DULCCES), Travel Expenses to attend The Society for the Study of Gloria Anzaldúa (SSGA), San Antonio, TX.

2009 The University of Denver Latino/a Center for Community Engagement & Scholarship (DULCCES), Travel Expenses to attend the American Academy of Religion in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

2009-2012 The University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint PhD Tuition Award.

2002-2005 Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Award.

1995-2002 Logsdon School of Theology Ministerial Grant (Undergraduate & Post-Graduate Award).

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