Dr. Pearl Maria Barros is assistant professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University. She holds a Th.D. in Religion, Gender, and Culture from Harvard, an M.T.S. from Harvard, and a B.A. from Santa Clara University. She is a Catholic feminist theologian whose work engages Latinx cultural studies and decolonial theory. In particular, her research focuses on the relationships between sexuality, subjectivity, and spirituality in Latinx women’s writings, especially in Anzaldúan thought. Dr. Barros is published in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and is the First Place Winner of the JFSR’s Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza New Scholar Award for 2020. Her work has also appeared in Sojourners magazine and From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism (Liturgical Press). She served as an editorial assistant for Theological Studies from 2016-2019 and is a member of the Critical Gender Studies Research Initiative at SCU. She is an associate member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Monroe, MI).