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Research & Publications

  • "Loving Sex Latina/mente: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic," funded by the Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars, July 2011 through July 2012, work in progress.
  • "Dead in the Water...Again," in Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Theologians Reflect Upon the American Dream. Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Mary McClintock Fulkerson and Rosemary Carbine, eds. Sopher Press, expected 2012.
  • "A Journey toward Wholeness, A Journey to God: Physical Fitness as Embodied Spirituality," co-authored with Dr. Tracey C. Greenwood (Eastern University), The Journal of Religion and Health Online, October 2011.
  • "This is my body...given for you: Theological Anthropology Latina/mente," in Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder. Susan Abraham and Elena Procario-Foley, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.
  • "Freedom is Our Own: Toward a Puerto Rican Emancipation Theology," in Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans on Popular Culture and Religious Expression. Benjamín Valentín and Anthony B. Pinn, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.
  • "Prophesy Freedom: Puerto Rican Women's Literature as a Source for Latina Feminist Theology," in A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. María Pilar Aquino, Daisy Machado and Jeanette Rodríguez, eds. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002.
  • "Calling All Wild Women: Reflections on the Wilderness, Luke 4:1-13" in The Book of Women's Sermons: Hearing God in Each Other's Voices. Lee Hancock, ed. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.

Experience

  • Faculty, Taste of Seminary/Common Ground Project
    McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL.
  • Faculty, Hispanic Summer Program
    Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ.
  • Associate Professor, Religious Studies Department
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Adjunct Instructor, Religious Studies Department
    Iona College, New Rochelle, NY.
  • Assistant Director, Camper/Parent Communications
    Mount Tom Day Camp, New Rochelle, NY.

Honors and Professional Affiliations

  • Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars, "Loving Sex Latina/mente," 2011 - 2012.
  • Hugh McCabe Award for Social Justice, Iona College, 2010.
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative Dissertation Fellowship, 2001 - 2002.
  • Daniel Day Williams Fellow (for Outstanding Work in Theology), Union Theological Seminary, 2000 - 2001.
  • Fund for Theological Education Fellowship, 1994 - 1996.
  • Ph.D. Fellowship, Union Theological Seminary, 1993 - 1996.
  • Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1991 - 1994.
  • Magna cum laude, Colgate University, 1988.
  • Board of Trustees, WESPAC (Westchester Peace Action Coalition) Foundation, September 2011 - present.
  • Alumni Council, Representative to Board of Trustees, Union Theological Seminary, 2010 - present.
  • Society of Christian Ethics, 2009 - present.
  • Las Hermanas (National Association of Hispanic Women in the Church), 2007 - present.
  • Workgroup in Constructive Theology, 2006 - present.
  • American Academy of Religion, 2004 - present.
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative, 2001 - present.
  • ACHTUS (Association of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States), 2001 - present.
  • Harlem Initiatives Together (H.I.T.), New York, NY, 1991 - 1996.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, 1988 - present.