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.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Article:
“Our Sister, Mother Earth: Family and Gender in Laudato Si’,” in Journal of Religious Ethics, September 2018.
“Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Human Trafficking,” in Journal of Religious Ethics, June 2018.
“Justice and the Image of God: A Trinitarian Response to Surrogate Suffering,” in Journal of Religion and Society, February 2018.
“Latina/o Families: Solidarity and the Common Good,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, December 2013.
Essays in Edited Volumes:
“Pluralism in all its Dimensions,” co-authored with Charles Mathewes, 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.
“Review of Theology from the Trenches: Reflections on Urban Ministry,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 2017.
“Review of Catholic Theological Ethics, Past, Present, and Future,” in Revista Iberoamericanan de Teologia, Miguel Angel Sanchez (Mexico), ed., 2013.
To Lift Up the Lowly: The Aesthetics of Solidarity, monograph, manuscript under revision.
Essays for Peer-Reviewed Volumes:
“Greed and the Good Life,” invited essay for peer-reviewed volume, revision in progress.
“Rootedness on the Slippery Earth: Migration in a Time of Social Upheaval,” invited essay for refereed volume, revision in progress.
“Mercy and Political Power,” 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.