Research

Professor Flores’ research emphasizes the contribution of Catholic and Latinx theologies to notions of justice, emotion, and aesthetics as they relate to the common good within plural socio-political contexts.  Her research in applied ethics addresses issues of migration, labor, consumption, race and ethnicity, gender, family, and ecology. In light of the steady increase of the Latinx population and influence in US religion and politics, she aims to develop the pivotal connection between Catholic and Latinx theology, ethics, and political philosophy.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article:
“Latina/o Families: Solidarity and the Common Good,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Tobias Winright and Mark Allman, eds. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, December 2013.

Essays in Edited Volumes:
“Pluralism in all its Dimensions,” co-authored with Charles Mathewes (Forthcoming, May 2017)

“When Discourse Breaks Down: Race and Aesthetic Solidarity in the U.S. Catholic Church,” in Polarization in the Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016.

The Personal is Political: Toward a Vision of Justice in Latina Theology,” in Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Linda Hogan and Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.

Book Review:
“Review of Catholic Theological Ethics, Past, Present, and Future,” in Revista Iberoamericanan de Teologia, Miguel Angel Sanchez (Mexico), ed., 2013.

Current Projects:
Books:
Guadalupe in the Public Square: Aesthetic Solidarity and the Common Good, monograph, manuscript under revision.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
“Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Human Trafficking,” article for peer-reviewed journal, under review.

“Justice and the Image of God: A Trinitarian Response to Surrogate Suffering,” article for peer-reviewed journal, revision in progress.

“Our Sister, Mother Earth: Family and Gender in Laudato Si’,” article for peer-reviewed journal volume, revision in progress.

“Joy and the Common Good,” article for peer-reviewed journal volume, research in progress.

Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Article:
“Migration,” article for peer-reviewed encyclopedia, draft in progress.

Essays for Peer-Reviewed Volumes:
“Greed and the Good Life,” invited essay for peer-reviewed volume, revision in progress.

“Mercy and Political Power,” invited essay for peer-reviewed volume, draft in progress.

“Just Fitness: Resisting the Whitening of Athletic Virtue,” invited essay for peer-reviewed volume, draft in progress.

Essays for Edited Volumes:
“A Theological Biography of Ella Baker,” invited essay for edited volume, draft in progress.

“Cultivating Compassion,” invited essay for edited volume, draft in progress.

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