Dr. Flores to Speak at Vanderbilt Divinity School on March 18

Dr. Flores will give a lecture, “‘Our Sister, Mother Earth’: Promise and Challenge in an Ecological Vision of Family” at Vanderbilt Divinity School on March 18 as part of the series, On Care for Our Common Home: Engaging Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’s Ecological Justice Encyclical. Emilie Townes and Doug Perkins will respond to her talk. The lecture series will also feature a presentation by Kevin Ahern of Manhattan College, “The Ecological Common Good and the Globalization of Indifference” on March 17. The series was curated by Dr. Bruce Morill, S.J., the Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies at VDS.

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Dr. Flores among inaugural class of Mellon Humanities Fellows at Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures

Dr. Flores has been named as a Mellon Humanities Fellow by The Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC). The fellowship supports work on her book manuscript, Guadalupe in the Public Square: Aesthetic Solidarity and the Pursuit of Justice, in which she examines how symbols can potentially inform the imaginative life of citizens toward shared ethical goals in an increasingly pluralistic societal context. Additionally, the fellowship supports course development for The Aesthetics of Solidarity, an undergraduate course in which students will have the opportunity to engage political and aesthetic theory in conversation with social movement leaders drawing connections between beauty and justice in public life.

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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 starting in August.


Dr. Flores celebrates her successful dissertation defense with dissertation director Lisa Sowle Cahill (far left) and committee members Nancy Pineda-Madrid and David Hollenbach, S.J.