Cecilia González-Andrieu is professor of Theology and Theological Aesthetics at Loyola Marymount University. She 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, theological aesthetics, and political theology from the particularity of the Latinx experience.
She is the author of Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty and 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, education and current political concerns as a contributing writer for America Magazine.
At LMU, Cecilia helps lead the university’s work with undocumented students. An active member of the board of directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, she co-chairs the LMU Latinx Theology and Ministry Initiative, and is the founding editor of LMU’s Say Something Theological Student Journal. She is a member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S., the Catholic Theological Society of America, an advisor for Discerning Deacons and an alumna and supporter of the Hispanic Theological Initiative.
As we step out of our comfort into the starkness of what is real, we transcend fear to see clearly that we must continue on to Jerusalem because that is where change happens.VIEW
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