Cecilia González-Andrieu completed the doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union, where she combined the study of systematic theology with religion and the arts, working jointly with the department of Peninsular Studies at UC Berkeley. Her work explores systematic theology and theological aesthetics from the particularity of the Latinx and Iberian perspectives.
She is the author ofBridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beautyand co-editor of Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis. A scholar-activist Dr. González-Andrieu speaks and marches with those who thirst for the liberative power of theological thought in a number of interlaced areas of inquiry. She has published scholarly articles on theological aesthetics, Latinx theology, the theology of Pope Francis and educational justice, while also writing on immigration and current political concerns as a contributing writer for America Magazine.
Cecilia teaches in Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Theological Studies, where she has also curated and lent her expertise to several art exhibitions. At LMU she has led the university’s work with undocumented students for over a decade and leads initiatives on issues of worker justice and care of the sick. Cecilia is an active member of the board of directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, co-chairs the LMU Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative, is the founding editor of LMU’s Say Something Theological Student Journaland participates in the Theological Commission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. She is a member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S.,the Catholic Theological Society of Americaand an alumna and supporter of the Hispanic Theological Initiative.
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Today, as we face political regimes at home and abroad that assail human rights, attack the vulnerable, and deny our common humanity, we must, each of us, discern prayerfully what following Jesus will mean in our context. Our faith will become deeper and more real, by the same measure that our works communicate the reign of God.VIEW