On Leave for 2018-2019
M.A. Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University, Religion
Areas of Expertise
U.S. Latina/o Religions
Religion and Culture
Scriptures and Communities
Utopias and Utopianism
Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
REL 227 / AMST 227 S / ENVI 227 S / LATS 227 SUtopias and Americas
Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
With Efraín Agosto, Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Articles and Book Chapters:
“The Bible as Homing Device Among Cubans at Claremont’s Calvary Chapel,” in Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration, 21-42 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
With Efraín Agosto, “Reading the Bible and Latinx Migrations/The Bible as Text(s) of Migration,” in Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration, 1-19 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
“Place Matters, Or Utopian Orientations and Latina Feminist Biblical Studies,” Response to “Roundtable on Revelation in Aztlán,” Perspectivas 15 (2018): 98-106.
“No Future for Biblical Studies? Or, Still Living with a Contingent Apocalypse as Biblical Interpretation Turns 25.” In Present and Future of Biblical Studies: Celebrating 25 Years of Brill’s Biblical Interpretation, ed. Tat-siong Benny Liew, 133-155 (Brill, 2018).
“‘Our Book of Revelation…Prescribes Our Fate and Releases Us from It’: Scriptural Disorientations in Cherríe L. Moraga’s The Last Generation.” In Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies, ed. Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal, and Stephen D. Moore, 113-132 (Fordham University Press, 2018).
“California Dreams or Colonial Nightmares? St. Serra, the Missions, and the Borderlands of Memory,” New Theology Review 30, no. 1 (2017): 11-23.
“Adelante in Difference: Latinxs in the Age of Trump.” In Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump, ed. Miguel A. De La Torre, 200-207 (Orbis Books, 2017).
“Competing Land Claims and Conflicting Scriptures: Chemehuevi and Chicano Sacred Sites in Blythe, CA.” In Refractions of the Scriptural: Critical Orientations as Transgression, ed. Vincent L. Wimbush, 107-120 (Routledge, 2016).
“Reading from No Place: Towards a Hybrid and Ambivalent Study of Scriptures.” In Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematic, Objectives, Strategies, ed. Fernando F. Segovia and Francisco Lozada, 165-186. Semeia Studies (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2014).
“Struggling with Mindsets of Domination.” In Feminist Biblical Studies in the 20th Century, ed. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, 199-215. Vol. 20 of The Bible and Women: An Encyclopedia of Exegesis and Cultural History (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2014).
“The Politics of Reading: U.S. Latinas, Biblical Studies, and ‘Retrofitted Memory’ in Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue.” in The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no. 2 (2013): 120-131.
“Latinos/as and Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Americas,” in Toward the Future: Essays on Catholic-Jewish Relations in Memory of Rabbi Leon Klenicki, ed. Celia Deutsch, Eugene Fisher, and James Rudin, 198–211 (Paulist Press 2013).
“Scripting Latinidad: (Re)Defining Textual Selves and Worlds in the Age of MySpace,” Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (February 2009).