The Lin Great Speakers Series • Featuring Nichole M. Flores, Ph.D. • September 29, 2023
From Loretta Sanchez
St. Mary’s University Center for Catholic Studies presents the Lin Great Speakers Series.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Art of Solidarity
Featuring Nichole M. Flores, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Law Alumni Room
Latino Catholics have used Our Lady of Guadalupe as a symbol of democratic campaigns ranging from the Chicano and United Farm Workers movements to contemporary calls for immigration reform and anti-abortion laws. Considering these diverse appropriations of her symbol, how ought we make sense of Guadalupe’s place in our common life: our culture, our economics, our politics, our health care? Nichole M. Flores, Ph.D., will offer an account of a “political theology of Guadalupe,” or a theological and aesthetic framework for interpreting Guadalupe’s meaning and significance for our 21st- century democracy in the United States.
About Nichole M. Flores, Ph.D.
Nichole M. Flores, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of the Health, Ethics and Society minor at the University of Virginia. Flores researches the contributions of Catholic and Latiné theologies to notions of justice and aesthetics in pluralistic and democratic political contexts. Her research in practical ethics addresses issues of politics, migration, labor, family, gender, bioethics, race and ethnicity, and ecology. She teaches courses on Catholic theology and ethics, religion and democracy, bioethics, and Latiné theology and religion.
About the Lecture
The Lin Great Speakers Series is presented to the public as a community service. The lectures are made possible by an endowment established in memory of Shu-Chi Lin by his widow, Mrs. Chang Le-Chiao Lin, and their son, Vincent Lin, Ph.D., a St. Mary’s alumnus and former faculty member.
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