Introducing Dr. Nichole M. Flores!

Prof. Flores successfully defended her dissertation entitled “Guadalupe in the Public Square: Religious Aesthetics and the Pursuit of Justice” at Boston College on Friday, July 17, 2015. This milestone marks the culmination of her doctoral candidacy at Boston College and inaugurates her new role as Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia… More Introducing Dr. Nichole M. Flores!

Prof. Flores Awarded Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for Best Essay in Academic Theology

Prof. Flores was awarded the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award on June 12, 2015 at the Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America. The CTSA grants the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award to new scholars for the best academic essay in the field of theology within the Roman Catholic tradition. Prof. Flores was recognized for… More Prof. Flores Awarded Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for Best Essay in Academic Theology

Prof. Flores Responds to Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio on Immigration and Suffering

Prof. Flores, along with Prof. Victor Carmona of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX, responded to a presentation on Immigration and suffering by Bishop Oscar Cantu on Monday, June 8, 2015. The panel was moderated by Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J. of Loyola Marymount University. This conversation between theologians and a bishop,… More Prof. Flores Responds to Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio on Immigration and Suffering

Prof. Flores honored with Building Bridges Circle of Change Award

Prof. Flores was honored as the Alumna recipient of the Building Bridges Circle of Change Award on Friday, April 17 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Upon acceptance of the honor, she gave a talk entitled, “Mindfulness and Voice,” in which she celebrated the Building Bridges tradition of… More Prof. Flores honored with Building Bridges Circle of Change Award

#ReclaimMLK and the Aesthetics of Appropriation

Yesterday’s national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday—arriving in the wake of the violent death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and a series of similar incidents—elicited a stream of posts and hashtags criticizing sanitized depictions of MLK’s legacy. This annual commemoration induces moral discomfort as it seems to invite facile interpretations of MLK’s… More #ReclaimMLK and the Aesthetics of Appropriation

Political Emotion, Religion, and the Pursuit of Justice

July 2, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. Political emotion emanating from the religious particularity of the African American Civil Rights movement was a key factor in forging this landmark legislation. This milestone approaches at a time when sibling civil rights victories (e.g., Brown v. the… More Political Emotion, Religion, and the Pursuit of Justice