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Nancy Pineda-Madrid

Professor and T. Marie Chilton Chair of Catholic Theology | Theological Studies

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES, University Hall, 3845

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Graduate Theological Union

Ph.D, Systematic and Philosophical Theology


Dissertation: “Interpreting Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mediating the Christian Mystery of Redemption” Major Advisor: Dr. Alejandro García-Rivera

Seattle University

Master of Divinity


Loyola Marymount University

B.B.A, Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

Systematic TheologyNorth American Pragmatism and Religious ThoughtFeminist Theologies (U.S. and Third World)SoteriologyU.S. Latino/a TheologiesChristology


Ann O'Hara Graff Memorial Award. 2018 | professional

Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), Women's Consultation in Constructive Theology

Outstanding Educator Award 2018 | professional

For service to the Boston Latina/o Community

Loretto Legacy Award for Religion and Theology, 2012 | professional

Sisters of Loretto

Boston College Faculty Fellowship Sabbatical | professional


Next Generation of Promising Catholic Theologians | professional

Named in America Magazine (Feb 2011) as one of seven.

Louisville Institute’s First Book Grant | professional


The Rev. Francis L. Markey Dissertation Grant for Catholic Women in Ministry | professional


Lumen Gentium Award, Co-Recipient, 1994 | professional

Conference for Pastoral Planning & Council Development

Seattle University Centennial Alumni Award | professional


Seattle University Multicultural Awareness Award | professional



  • Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), 1999-present
  • International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology (INSeCT), 2013-2017
  • Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), 1996-present
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR), 1997-present
  • International Academy of Practical Theologians (IAPT), 2006-present
  • Association of Practical Theology, 2009 – present
  • Josiah Royce Society, 2009 – present
  • Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (SAAP), 2011 – present


  • Spanish
  • French (Reading)


Hacer teología hoy desde la perspectiva del

Concilium: Sabidurías Y Teología del Pueblo

Eds. Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez & Po-Ho Huang, no. 376 (Junio 2018), 27-38.

“Tráfico sexual y feminicidio a lo largo de la frontera: remembranza de nuestras hijas”

In Arqueología de la violencia. Nuevos paradigmas en el pensamiento y el lenguaje para la praxis no violenta

Eds. Carlos Mendoza-Álvarez & Héctor Conde Rubio. (Ciudad de México: Universidad Iberoamericana, 2017): 277-290.

“¡Somos Criaturas de Dios! – Seeing and Beholding the Garden of God”

Planetary Solidarity: Global Women’s Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice.

Edited by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Hilda P. Koster. (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2017): 311-324.

“La teoría feminista y la teologización feminista/mujerista latina: ¿que hay en un nombre?

In Desafíos de una teología iberoamericana inculturada en tiempos de globalización, interculturalidad y exclusión social.

Eds. Luis Aranguren Gonzalo y Félix Palazzi. (Miami, FL: Convivium Press: 2017): 396-404.

“Practical Theology Along the Border and Beyond: Women, Suffering, and Religious Practice”

In Catholic Approaches in Practical Theology: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

Edited by Claire E. Wolfteich and Annemie Dillen. (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2016): 167-184.

“Sex Trafficking and Feminicide along the Border: Re-membering Our Daughters.”

In Living With(out) Borders: Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples.

Edited by Agnes M. Brazal and María Teresa Dávila. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016: 81-90.

"Feminicidio: Interrogación al Cuerpo Roto de Cristo."

Revista Teología

Tomo LII, no. 119 (Marzo 2016), 189-207.

“Feminist Theory and Latina Feminist/Mujerista Theologizing”

In Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology.

Edited by Orlando O. Espín. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015: 347-363.

“Social Salvation in the Shadow of Feminicide”

Translating Religion

College Theology Society Annual Volume 58. Eds. Mary Doak and Anita Houck. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2013: 87-103.

“Feminicide and the Reinvention of Religious Practices”

In Women, Wisdom, and Witness: Engaging Contexts in Conversation.

Edited by Rosemary P. Carbine and Kathleen J. Dolphin. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012: 61-74.