Panel discussion: Exploring Latino/a religious histories: What difference does it make in our religious studies?

Thursday, February 11

Time: 4:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.

Location: Kennedy Union Ballroom West

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Scholars: Neomi DeAnda, assistant professor of religious studies, University of Dayton; Jacqueline Hidalgo, assistant professor of Latina/o studies and religion, Williams College; Néstor Medina, assistant professor of theology and culture, Regent University.

With at least 30 percent of the Catholic Church in the U.S. being Latino/a, exploration on the religious components of Latino/a ways of life remains important for a Catholic University. Studies in Latino/a religions and theologies have burgeoned over the past 40 years. Latino/a theologies and religious scholars have been calling for the historical retrieval of silenced and marginalized pasts to provide a broader basis for scholarly and theological development. This panel will examine the significance of historical retrieval for Latino/as and the study of religions. These historical retrievals also tie into work for justice through the understanding that human dignity is diminished when historical and cultural ways of life are silenced, marginalized, oppressed, omitted or excluded. These three panelists include various types of historical retrieval as central to their scholarship. This panel will be a follow-up to the screening of the Latino Americans Episode 1.

Contact Information:

Name:  Katy Kelly
Phone:  937-229-4274