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Emerging Scholars Lecture

Vanderbilt University Divinity School and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Announces the

Emerging Scholars Lecture


Ann Hidalgo Ph.D.

Ann Hidalgo

Specialist in Latin American Feminist Theology

Claremont School of Theology


Thursday, April 13, 2017

 4:00 p.m.

Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 122


Estamos aquí/We are Here: Denouncing Colonialist, Racist, and Sexist Theology Liturgically

This lecture will examine liturgies from Latin America that sing the ideals of liberation theology. Spanning the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, these liturgies from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Brazil, and Chile confront the long tradition—imposed and inherited—of colonialist, racist, and sexist theology and offer alternative visions born out of the living contexts of the communities that created them.

Ann Hidalgo is a specialist in Latin American feminist theology. She earned a PhD in Religion, Ethics, and Society from Claremont School of Theology. Her dissertation, Liberating Liturgy: Voices of Latin American Theology, uses feminist and decolonial theory to examine liturgies in the liberation theology tradition that empower marginalized communities. Ann currently works as the acquisitions librarian at the Claremont School of Theology Library. Her publications include chapters in Only One is Holy – Liturgy in Postcolonial Perspectives, edited by Cláudio Carvalhaes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Ecofeminism in Dialogue, edited by D. A. Vakoch and S. Mickey (forthcoming). She is also part of the editorial team for Perspectivas, the journal of the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and Horizontes Decoloniales, a tri-lingual journal focusing on global political and religious discourses.