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Robert Lassalle-Klein

Positions:

Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy (2003-present)
Tenured June 2008
Full Professor, June 2014
Convener, Dept. of Religious Studies (2006-2015)
Director, M.A. in Pastoral Studies (2006-2010)
Holy Names University, Oakland, CA

Visiting Professor of Pastoral Theology
Santa Clara University (2014-15)

Bannan Fellowship (Jan.-June 2010)
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
DePaul University, Chicago, IL (2002-2003)

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
Director of Field Education
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
(Jan. 1996-June 1997, 1998-2002; leave of absence May 1997-May 1998 for birth of third child)

Core Doctoral Faculty (1996-2002)
Systematic and Philosophical Theology
Graduate Theological Union

Education

Ph.D.
Graduate Theological Union (Distinction)
Specialization: Systematic Theology  (Secondary: New Testament)
Dissertation: “The Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America: An American Christian University and the Historical Reality of the Reign of God.

Licentiate in Sacred Theology
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Thesis: “Mysticism, Prophecy, and Tradition: Theological Method for a New Kind of Christian University

Masters in Social Work
Specialization: Transcultural Social Work; Children and Families; Human Development, Immigration
San Jose State University School of Social Work
Thesis: “An Outcome Study at the Oakland Catholic Worker: Sixteen Central American Refugees on the Underground Railroad”

Masters of Divinity
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
Comprehensive Exam Focus: Karl Rahner, and Edward Schillebeeckx
Advisor: Michael J. Buckley, S.J.

M.A., Philosophy
Gonzaga University
Comprehensive Exams: history of philosophy
Thesis: “The Role of Experience in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

Licentiate in Philosophy
St. Michael’s Institute (Gonzaga University)

B.A., English Literature
Santa Clara University

Dissertation:

The Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America: An American Christian University and the Historical Reality of the Reign of God.”

Committee: Dr. Donald Gelpi, S.J. (Systematic Theology- J.S.T.B.-G.T.U.), Dr. Jon Sobrino, S.J. (Systematic Theology- University of Central America, San Salvador), Dr. Herman Waetjen (New Testament- San Francisco Theological Seminary-G.T.U.), Dr. Charles J. Beirne, S.J. (History- University of Central America, Guatemala)

Comprehensive Examination Areas (Passed with Distinction)

History of Catholic and Protestant Systematic and Philosophical Theology in the Twentieth Century

Christology: History, Doctrinal Tradition, and Contemporary Systematic Theology
Foundations for American Catholic Theology (Method, Scripture, Doctrine, Philosophy, Spirituality, Praxis)

New Testament-Gospels and Acts: Critical Methods in the Study of the Four Gospels and Acts

New Testament-Methods: The Social Scientific Study of the New Testament and the Early Christian Movement

Languages

French, Greek, Spanish, German
Secondary study in Latin and Hebrew

Publications

Books::
Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2014.
Editor.  Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2011.
Editor, assisted by Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutierrez. Special Issue on “The Galilean Jesus” of Theological Studies, vol. 70, No. 2 (Spring 2009).
Editor with Kevin Burke, S.J. Love That Produces Hope: The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria. Collegeville: Michael Glazier/Liturgical Press, Spring 2006.

Current Book Projects:
Editor and author. Jon Sobrino: Spiritual Writings. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis, 2018
Editor and author. Voices of Migrants and Refugees. Book Project with Jesuit Refugee Service, the Kino Border Initiative, and the Oakland Catholic Worker. 2019

Articles:
Lucía Cerna, Faithful Witness to the Truth of the Martyrs.” Explore. Journal of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Spring 2015, Vol. 19, 32-35.

“A contribuicão de Rahner para dois aspectos da abordagem latino-americana da teologia fundamental de Ellacuría.” Chapter in Francisco de Aquino Júnior, Martin Maier, Rodolfo Cardenal. A civilizacão da pobreza, O legado de Ignacio Ellacuría para o mundo de hoje. São Paulo, Brasil: Paulinas, 2014, 81-98.

“The Christian University for a Globalized World: Ignacio Ellacuría’s Vatican II Advance on Cardinal Newman’s Classic Statement.” Chapter in and J. Matthew Ashley, Kevin Burke, Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J. A Grammar of Justice: The Legacy of Ignacio Ellacuría. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2014, 173-188.

“Rahner’s Contribution to Two Aspects of Ignacio Ellacuria’s Latin American Approach to Fundamental Theology.” Chapter in Rodolfo Cardenal, S.J., and Martin Maier, S.J., Ignacio Ellacuría: el vigésimo quinto aniversario. San Salvador: UCA Editores, 2014 (forthcoming).

“Ignacio Ellacuría’s Rahnerian Fundamental Theology for a Global Church.” Philosophy and Theology, Marquette University Journal 25, no. 2 (2013).

“Jesus, the migrant, is nailed to the cross” In Fr. Simon C. Kim, PhD, ed., El vía Crucis: The Migrant’s Way of the Cross. Liguori, M: Liguori Publications, 2013.

“Marina’s Gospel and the Historical Reality of Jesus.” In Robert Lassalle-Klein, ed.Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2011, 99-118.

“Introduction: From the Margins of Galilee to the Ends of the Earth.” In Robert Lassalle-Kleined., Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2011, 1-13.

“The Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America: Why Were They Killed?” Explore: An Examination of Catholic Identity and Ignatian Character in Jesuit Higher Education. Journal of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. Fall 2009, Vol. 13, No. 1, 4-13.

“Jesus of Galilee and the Crucified People: Contextual Christology of Jon Sobrino  Ignacio Ellacuría.” In Robert Lassalle-Klein with Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutierrez, eds. Special Issue on “The Galilean Jesus” of Theological Studies, vol. 70, No. 2 (Spring 2009): 347-376.

“Guest Editorial/Introduction.” In Robert Lassalle-Klein with Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutierrez, eds. Special Issue on “The Galilean Jesus” of Theological Studies, vol. 70, No. 2 (Spring 2009): 257-261.

“Becoming Human in the Americas: Fr. Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., and S. Brian Willson.” In Raúl Fornet-Betancourt, ed. Menschenbilder interkulturell. Kulturen der Humanisierung und der Anerkennung/ Concepts of Being Human and Interculturality: Cultures of Humanization and Recognition. Mainz Verlag, Aachen: CONCORDIA, Reihe Monographien, Band 48, 2008, 298-310.

“La historización de la filosofía de la religión de Rahner en Ellacuría y Zubiri.” In Juan A. Nicolás, Héctor Samour, eds. Historia, Ética y Liberación. La actualidad de Zubiri.  Granada, Spain: Editorial Comares, 2007, 213-230.

“Critical Introduction.” In Robert Lassalle-Klein and Kevin Burke, eds. Love That Produces Hope: the Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría. Collegeville: Michael Glazier/Liturgical Press, Spring 2006, xii-xxxv.

“Ignacio Ellacuría’s Debt to Xavier Zubiri: Critical Principles for a Latin American Philosophy and Theology of Liberation.” In Robert Lassalle-Klein and Kevin Burke, eds. Love That Produces Hope: the Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría.  Collegeville: Michael Glazier/Liturgical Press, Spring 2006, 88-127.

“Rethinking Rahner on Grace and Symbol: New Proposals from the Americas.” In Paul Crowley, S.J., ed. Rahner Beyond Rahner: A Great Theologian Encounters the Pacific Rim.  Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 2005, 87-99.

“A Postcolonial Christ.” In Tatha Wiley, ed. Thinking of Christ: Proclamation, Explanation, Meaning. New York, London: Continuum, 2003, 135-153.

“The Potential Contribution of C.S. Peirce to Interpretation Theory in U.S. Hispanic-Latino and Other Culturally Contextualized Theologies.” Journal of Hispanic-Latino Theology, vol. 6, no. 3 (February 1999): 5-34.

“The Body of Christ: The Claim of the Crucified People on North American Theology and Ethics.” Journal of Hispanic-Latino Theology, vol. 5, no. 4 (May 1998): 48-77.

“A Spirituality of Christian Solidarity: The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador.” The Way 36:1 (January 1996): 49-60

“Christian Spirituality for the Endtime.”  Review of The Nonviolent Coming of God by James W. Douglass in Christian Spirituality Bulletin, 1:2 (Fall 1993): 5-7.

“Robert Lassalle-Klein, and Lynn Lassalle-Klein,” in Rosalie Riegle Troester, ed.  Voices from the Catholic Worker. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993, 150-151, 296.

Academic Papers and Conferences:
Invited Speaker, “Spirituality and Religion: Their Contribution to Justice and Understanding in Global Society,” Universidad Loyola Andalucía, XVIII International Seminar on North-South Dialogue, Sevilla, Spain, May 17, 2017

“The Ignatian Solidarity Network: Historicizing the Legacy of the Martyrs 30 Years Later,” Retreat for the Board of Directors of the Ignatian Solidarity Network, April 4-5, 2017, Dallas, Texas.

“Ignacio Ellacuria’s Vatican II Model of the Catholic University, Pope Francis, and the Future of Jesuit Education,” Invited Presentation for the Faculty of Scranton University, Nov. 17, 2016, Scranton, PA.

“Remembering the UCA Martyrs,” Jesuit Universities Humanitarian Network, Nov. 17, 2016, Scranton University, Scranton, PA.

Jesus the Migrant,” Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov. 12, 2016, Washington, D.C.

“Remembering the University of Central America Martyrs,” Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, Nov. 12, 2016, Washington, D.C.

“Amoris Laetitia: Recovering and Honoring the Role of Adult Conscience in Family Life,” Invited Keynote Theological Reflection for the Annual Meeting of the Summer Seminar on Formation for Hispanic Ministry, July 26, 2016, Citrus Heights, CA.

Jesucristo, el migrante: Contextual Christology and the Signs of the Times.” Invited paper for annual meeting of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the U.S. San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 5-8, 2016.

“Blood and Ink: The Call of the UCA Martyrs to Students Today” Nov. 8, 2015. Santa Clara University-Casa de la Solidaridad, San Salvador.

Dorothy Day Meets Ignatius Loyola.” Oct. 2-4, 2015. Retreat Conference, Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos, CA.

“El Pueblo Migrante Misionero,” Invited Keynote Theological Reflection for the Annual Meeting of the Summer Seminar on Formation for Hispanic Ministry,” July 27, 2015, Three Rivers, CA.

“Free to ‘Get Real’ with Christian Spirituality Around the Globe.” Spirituality Group, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 12, 2015, Milwaukee, WI

“Jesus the Migrant.” March 10, 2015. Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Oakland, CA.

“Memory and Hope:  Legacy of the El Salvador Martyrs.” Nov. 21, 2014, “Prophetic Witness, and the Future of Jesuit Higher Education,” Loyola Chicago.

“Blood and ink: The Challenge of the Jesuit martyrs of El Salvador Today.” Nov. 19, 2014, Public Lecture, University of Detroit Mercy.

“Legacy of the UCA Martyrs: Jesuit Education for a Crucified Planet.” Nov. 18, 2014, Public Lecture, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Colloquium with Faculty of Xavier University About the Legacy of the UCA Martyrs for Jesuit higher Education. Nov. 18, 2014, Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.

“Jon Sobrino: Analogatum Princeps of the Historical Reality of Jesus: The Crucified People of El Salvador.” Nov. 5, 2014. Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, “Leadership Born of Struggle and Hope: Rutilio Grande, Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and Us,” Santa Clara University.

“Legacy of the University of Central America Martyrs 25 Years Later.” Oct. 8, 2014. Public Lecture, Catholic Community at Stanford, Stanford University.

“In Memory of the UCA Martyrs: Who Were They? Why Were They Killed? What Is Their Legacy? What Is Their Challenge to Us Today?” Nov. 15, 2014, University of Central America 25th Anniversary Celebration.

“Meet the Author of Blood and Ink.” Oct. 24, 2014. Newman Hall at the University of California at Berkeley.

“Blood and Ink: The Legacy of the UCA Martyrs for Jesuit Education in a Globalized World,” Monseñor Romero Center, University of Central America, July 25, 2014, Ignatian Solidarity Network 25th Anniversary Delegation.

“Blood and Ink: The Untold Story of Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, the UCA Martyrs- Theological Vision for a Global Church,” Select Session on Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of the UCA Martyrs, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 5-8, 2014, San Diego, CA.

“Sport and Social Change,” Panelist, Holy Names University Core Conference, Jan. 7, 2014, Villa Maria del Mar, Santa Cruz, CA

“Popular Culture, Liberation and Transcendence: Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz’s Dialogue with Ignacio Ellacuría,” Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the US, June 3-5, 2013, Miami, FL

“Formar Gente Puente,” Theological Reflection for the Fifth Regional Seminar on Formation for Hispanic Ministry, Region 11 Hispanic Ministry Formation Directors, July 25-28, 2012, Valembrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA

“An Intercultural Rahnerian Approach to Trinitarian and Fundamental Theology for a Global Church,” Karl Rahner Consultation, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 7-12, 2012, St. Louis, MO

“The Future of Lay Ministry Training for a Diverse Church,” Institute for Pastoral Studies, Loyola Chicago (Jan. 16, 2012)

Chair for Christian Ethics and Thought, (May 16-20, 2011) “Human Rights, Political Philosophy, and Religion: The Christian Historical Realism of Ignacio Ellacuria.” One week of invited lectures, Universitat Ramon Llul, Barcelona, Spain.

“Dangerous Links: Global Migration, Human Development, and Human Dignity,” March 19, 2011, Bay Area Social Justice Forum, Diocese of Oakland

“New Horizon for Global Contextual Christologies,” Christology Seminar, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 10-13, 2010, Cleveland, OH

“The Historical Reality of Jesus and the Historical Jesus,” Santa Clara University Faculty Colloquium, April 1, 2010

“Ignacio Ellacuría’s Vatican II Vision of the Christian University as an Advance on Cardinal Newman’s Idea of the University,” Nov. 4, 2009, Santa Clara University, Faculty Colloquium, “The Idea of a Jesuit University,” “The UCA Martyrs of El Salvador, Jesuit Education, and Santa Clara University: Commemorating Their Legacy and Celebrating Our Future,”

Presenter and Seminar Participant, International Colloquium on the Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, July 24-28, 2009
Convener and Panelist, “Tied in a Single Garment of Destiny: Martin Luther King and Gandhi,” 2009 YMCA Martin Luther King Jr. Great Community Celebration, Kaiser Center Auditorium, Jan. 29, 2009

Presenter and Seminar Participant, International Seminar on Mestizaje, Globalization and Jesus of Galilee.  Institut Catholique, Paris, Oct., 2008

“The Future of the Church Is Now! The Call to Lay Ecclesial Ministry,” Fresno Catechetical Congress, Oct. 11, 2008.

Moderator of Panel on “The Galilean Jesus in Contextual Theologies,” Christology Seminar, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 5-8, 2008, Miami, FL

International Congress on Intercultural Philosophy IV, Panel on “Conceptions on Being Human and on Ways of Being Humanized in American Cultures,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 20-22, 2007.

Respondent, “The Liberation Psychology of Ignacio Martin-Baró,” Psychology and Religion Section, College Theological Society, University of Dayton, May 31-June 3, 2007

One week seminar with Dr. Fornet-Betancourt (founder of intercultural philosophy) at the Center for Mission and Missiology in Aachen, Germany (July 2006) on intercultural theology and philosophy, and intercultural pedagogies.

Presenter and Participant; Meso-North American Consultation on Intercultural Approaches to Teaching Theology/Religion and Philosophy, June 26-29, 2006, University of Central America Jose Simeon Cañas; Sponsor: Institute of Missiology (U.S. Coordination) (Geschichte – Anfänge des MWI)

“La historización de la filosofía de la religión de Rahner en Ellacuría y Zubiri.”  Second International Congress on Xavier Zubiri.  University of Central America, San Salvador, June 21-24, 2005

“Resurrection of the Body in a Global Church: Archbishop Oscar Romero, ‘Rutilio’s Miracle,’ and an Intercultural Theology of the Signs of the Times.” Catholic Theological Society of America, Continuing Group on the Theology of Mission, June 2005

Seminar at the University of Louvain with fifteen theologians from around the world.  Sponsored by the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture of the University of Notre Dame, May 7-10, 2005.

“Rahner’s Theology of Symbol in the American Crucible: Guadalupe’s Challenge, Ellacuria’s Response.”  Presentation for Conference: Rahner at the Pacific Rim. Oct. 9, 2004, Santa Clara University

Invited participant for seminar on “Zubiri en Hispanoamérica,” sponsored by La Fundación Xavier Zubiri and El Centro de Estudios Hispánicos e Iberoamericanos in Madrid, Spain, July 12-14, 2004.

“Service Learning as a Mark of the Catholic University,” Holy Names College, April 21, 2004.  Spring event of the Catholic Identity Committee of Holy Names College.

“Catholic Social Teaching & the Catholic University in the Struggle for Justice,” Core Curriculum Conference on Integrative Studies Across Cultures, Holy Names College, Villa Maria del Mar, CA, January 2004

“The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador: Pioneers of a New Kind of Catholic University.”  Nov. 17, 2003.  Loyola University, New Orleans.  Keynote speech for week on the role of justice in Jesuit Education sponsored by the Jesuit Center of Loyola, N.O.

“Let the Poor Break Your Heart: The Role of Affectivity in Education for Justice,” Oct. 3, 2003, Holy Names College, Irvine Foundation Faculty Development Seminar

“What I Am Thinking Now About Christology,” Presentation for Invited Panel on “How My Thinking as a Theologian Has Changed,” Christology Group, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 7, 2003, Cincinnati, OH.

“The Role of Religion in California’s Emerging Multicultural Society,” Holy Names College, Oakland, CA, April 3, 2003

“A Theologian Reflects on Current ‘Innovations’ in U.S. Policy,” DePaul University, The Barat Series, Feb. 26, 2003

“Long Term Field Educators: Shared Wisdom.”  Association for Theological Field Education, Chicago, Jan. 25, 2003.  Panel Presentation.

“The Role of the Church in California’s Intercultural Society,” University of San Diego, Jan. 2002.

“Culturally Contextualized Preparation for Ministry: A Story from the Pacific Rim.” Catholic Association for Theological Field Education, New Orleans, Jan. 2002.

“Challenge to the Churches: 2000 Census and Emerging Demographic Trends in California,” Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Dominican University of San Rafael, October 13, 2001

J.S.T.B. Faculty Colloquium, “Critical Introduction” for Love That Produces Hope (Michael Glazier/Liturgical Press, forthcoming), spring 2001
C.T.S.A., Co-convener and Moderator, “Inculturating Theology: Principles and Methods,” Seminar in North American Contextual Theology,” Roger Haight, S.J., June 2001, Milwaukee

C.T.S.A., Convener and Moderator, panel on “From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Latino/a Systematic Theology” (Orbis, 1999), Seminar in North American Contextual Theology, June 2000, Santa Clara, CA

“The Christian Historical Realism of Ignacio Ellacuria.” Invited lecture for Anniversary Conference- “Against Forgetting: Oscar Romero, the Central American Martyrs, and the Public Witness of the Church.” Rivier College, Nashua, NH. April 7-9, 2000.

“Philosophical and Epistemological Foundations for Latino Theology in the United States.”  Seminar sponsored by the Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism (USD) with seven theologians and philosophers (R Fornet-Betancourt, Roberto Goizueta, Sixto Garcia, Antinio Lopez, Robert Lassalle-Klein, Otto Maduro, Maria Pilar Aquino).

“Reconsidering Jesus and the Multi-Cultural Picture of Galilee,” University of San Francisco, Nov. 27, 2000.

C.T.S.A., Special Evening Plenary Session on Love That Produces Hope: Essays on the Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria, eds., R. Lassalle-Klein & Kevin Burke, S.J. (June 11, 1999, 7pm). Panel: Maria Pilar Aquino, Gustavo Gutierrez, Roger Haight, and Robert Lassalle-Klein (“Ellacuria and Contextual Theology in the Americas”)

“The Latin American Church After Medellin.” Address given for Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration of the Meeting of the Latin American Bishops at Medellin; University of San Francisco, Center for Latin American Studies, April 23, 1999

“The Role of the Churches and Non-Profits in California’s Unfolding Demographic Revolution,” Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights,” April 15, 1999

“Political Holiness,” Mercy Center program for Christian Spirituality, March 1999

Co-convener (with Roberto Goizueta & Jamie Phelps), special three-session program on “Theological Anthropology from the Margins,” June 1998 C.T.S.A.

Moderator, panel on “Race, Racism, and Culture,” June 1998 C.T.S.A.

“The Body of Christ: The Claim of the Historical Reality of the Crucified People on North American Theology,” J.S.T.B. Faculty Colloquium, Feb. 1998

“Theological Reflection and Social Analysis.”  Paper for biennial conference of Catholic Association for Theological Field Education, San Antonio, TX, Jan. 1998

Response to papers on Ignacio Ellacuria and Ita Ford. Mysticism and Politics Consultation.  College Theological Society, May 29, 1997

“The Body of Christ: The Claim of the Historical Reality of the Crucified People on North American Theology.”  June 6, 1997 C.T.S.A. (North Amer. Contextual Theology)

“The Experience of Eucharist as Consolation and Desolation.”  June 5, 1997 C.T.S.A. (Christian Spirituality Seminar)

“The Historical Reality of Crucified Peoples and North American Theology,” GTU Faculty-Student Colloquium, April 11, 1997

Response to John Coleman, “Putting Feet on Faith: the Role of Paradenominational Groups in Linking Churches to the Political Sphere.”  GTU Supervisor Enrichment Program, Feb. 25, 1997

Response to paper on semiotics presented by Professor Irmengard Rauch of the Linguistics department of UCB (fall 1996)

“Liberation spirituality,” guest lecture for Doctoral Seminar in Christian Spirituality, GTU (teacher: Dr. Sandra Schneiders), Oct. 29, 1996

“Synthesis and Challenges of the 1996 Meeting of ACHTUS,” with Eduardo Fernandez, SJ.  Presentation of the Synthesis Committee (“Groupo de Enlace”) for the 1996 meeting of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theology in the U.S., June 12, 1996

“Making Sense of the University of Central America Model for Christian Education:  Theology and Theological Education in the Americas,”  J.S.T.B. faculty Colloquium, Spring 1996

“Lay Formation Programs and Theology: the Case of the Jesuit Volunteer Programs.”  Delivered as a talk for the alumnae of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Southwest, Nov. 1995.

“The Potential Contribution of Charles Sanders Peirce to Theology in the Americas: A Revisionist Contribution to North-South Dialogue on the Relationship of Theology and Praxis.” Paper presented at Nov. 1994 Convention of the American Academy of Religion (Philosophy of Religion Section), Chicago.

“Companions of Jesus: The Role of Jesus in the Christological Spirituality of the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America.”  Paper presented at June 1994 Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America (Seminar on Christian Spirituality), Baltimore, Maryland.

“The Role of the Servant Motif in Matthean Christology: The Song of the Servant as Organizing Principle for Chapter 12 of Matthew’s Gospel.”  Paper presented at the 1994 Society of Biblical Literature, Santa Clara University, Spring 1994.

“A Revisionist Proposal for the Relationship of Theology and Praxis: Rethinking Theological Method After Ten Years of Solidarity with the Poor of El Salvador.”  First Prize in 1993-1994 Chan Essay Contest.  Graduate Theological Union.

“A Transcultural Model for Mental Health Work with Central American Refugees.”  Presented at conference on social work sponsored by the San Jose State School of Social Work, March 1991.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships / Grants

2014-2015  Santa Clara University Visiting Professor of Pastoral Theology-Aug. 2014-July 2015 (Sabbatical)

Catholic Press Association, Third Place Award for Immigration for participation (“Jesus, the migrant, is nailed to the cross”) in Fr. Simon C. Kim, PhD, ed., El vía Crucis: The Migrant’s Way of the Cross. Liguori, M: Liguori Publications, 2013.

2012-present   Special Consultant on Higher Education to Steering Committee Regional Seminar on Formation for Hispanic Ministry (Region 11 Diocesan Offices of Hispanic Ministry)

2012 Faculty Research Award (Fall)

2011 Chair for Christian Ethics and Thought, (May 16-20, 2011) “Human Rights, Political Philosophy, and Religion: The Christian Historical Realism of Ignacio Ellacuria.” One week of invited lectures, Universitat Ramon Llul, Barcelona, Spain

2011 Winner of the Wonderbook Award for October 2011 (Wonderpedia Magazine, Bauer Media Group, UK) for Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century (Orbis 2011)

2010 Bannan Fellowship, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University, Jan. 1-June 30, 2010

2009 Editor with Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutierrez, Special Issue of Theological Studies on “The Galilean Jesus,” June 2009

Presenter and Seminar Participant, International Colloquium on the Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, July 24-28, 2009

2008 Presenter and Seminar Participant, International Seminar on Mestizaje, Globalization and Jesus of Galilee.  Institut Catholique, Paris, Oct., 2008.

Project Director (Year III) for three year (2005-2008) $70,000 grant to develop intercultural approaches to teaching theology/religion and philosophy (Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion)

Grant Writer and one of three principals named in three-year (Year III) $200,000 grant from Anonymous Catholic foundation to support Holy Names/Oakland Diocese Program of Intercultural Formation for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

2007 Address the International Congress on Intercultural Philosophy IV, Panel on “Conceptions on Being Human and on Ways of Being Humanized in American Cultures,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 20-22, 2007

Seminar on Intercultural Approaches to Jesus.  Israel, March 8-16, 2007. Special Seminar in Israel for 15 scholars from around the world sponsored by the University of Notre Dame.

Project Director (Year II) for three year (2005-2008) $70,000 grant to develop intercultural approaches to teaching theology/religion and philosophy (Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion)

Grant Writer and one of three principals named in three-year (Year II) $200,000 grant from Anonymous Catholic foundation to support Holy Names/Oakland Diocese Program of Intercultural Formation for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

2006 North American Consultation on Intercultural Approaches to Teaching Theology/Religion and Philosophy, Aug. 15-19, 2006, University of Central America Jose Simeon Cañas; Sponsor: Institute of Missiology (U.S. Coordination) (Geschichte – Anfänge des MWI)

Project Director (Year I) for three year (2005-2008) $70,000 grant to develop intercultural approaches to teaching theology/religion and philosophy (Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion)

Grant Writer and one of three principals named in three-year (Year I) $200,000 grant from anonymous Catholic foundation to support Holy Names/Oakland Diocese Program of Intercultural Formation for Lay Ecclesial Ministry

2005 Faculty Development Seminar on Diverse Learning Styles: $2000

Invited address for the Second International Congress on Xavier Zubiri, University of Central America, San Salvador, June 21-24, 2005

Invited to participate in seminar at the University of Louvain with fifteen theologians from around the world. Sponsored by the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture of the University of Notre Dame, May 7-10, 2005.

2003-2004 Faculty Development Seminar on Diverse Learning Styles: $2000.

Keynote speaker: “The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador: Pioneers of a New Kind of Catholic University.”  Nov. 17, 2003.  Loyola University, New Orleans.  Keynote speech for week on the role of justice in Jesuit Education sponsored by the Jesuit Center of Loyola, N.O.

2002-2003 Research Grant, Wabash Foundation: $7000 research grant for research

2001-2002 Cover endorsement for Jon Sobrino, Christ the Liberator: A View From the Victims (New York: Orbis, 2001)

Grant for Innovative Teaching from Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion: $3000 to attend 2001-2002 Wabash Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Theological School Faculty, and $7000 follow up grant for personal research

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology (2001-present)

Governing Board of the Catholic Association for Theological Field Education

Research Committee, Association for Theological Field Education, 1998-2002

2000-2001 Research Grant, J.S.T.B.

Research Committee, Association for Theological Field Education, 1998-2002

C.T.S.A., co-convener, Seminar in North American Contextual Theologies, June 1998-1999

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology

Governing Board of the Catholic Association for Theological Field Education

Consultation with Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism (University of San Diego).  Five day symposium on Philosophical and Epistemological Foundations for Latino Theology in the United States   Attendees: Raul Fornet-Betancourt, Miguel Diaz, Roberto Goizueta, Sixto Garcia, Robert Lassalle-Klein, Antinio Lopez, Otto Maduro, Maria Pilar Aquino. Feb. 2000
Research Grant, J.S.T.B.

Research Committee, Association for Theological Field Education, 1998-2002

C.T.S.A., co-convener, Seminar in North American Contextual Theology, June 1998-1999

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology

Governing Board of the Catholic Association for Theological Field Education (elected to 3 person national board Jan. 2000)

1998-1999 Research Grant: Graduate Theological Union

Grant Co-author: 1.2 million five-year grant from Lilly Foundation “Program to Enhance Theological Schools’ Capacities to Prepare Candidates for Congregational Ministry.”  Director of Field Education component.  One of three “implementers” named in grant

Research Committee, Association for Theological Field Education, 1998-2002

C.T.S.A., Special Evening Plenary Session (June 11, 1999, 7pm) on The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuria, eds., R. Lassalle-Klein and K. Burke, S.J.  Panel: Maria Pilar Aquino Gustavo Gutierrez, Roger Haight, S.J., R. Lassalle-Klein

C.T.S.A., convener, Seminar in North American Contextual Theology, June 1998-1999

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology

1997-1998 Research Grant: Graduate Theological Union- Faculty Advancement Fund: research trip to El Salvador

Research Grant: Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

C.T.S.A., Co-convener (with Roberto Goizueta & Jamie Phelps), special three-session program on “Theological Anthropology from the Margins,” June 1998

C.T.S.A., Moderator, panel on “Race, Racism, and Culture,” June 1998

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology

1996-1997 Research Grant: Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley-bibliographical work

C.T.S.A., Elected Convener of Seminar in North American Contextual Theology (term 1998-2001)

Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S., Voted Associate (non-hispanic) Member, invited to deliver Synthesis for final session of annual meeting

Graduate Theological Union- Advancement to Core Doctoral Faculty- Philosophical and Systematic Theology

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology (Summer 1993, 1994, 1996)

1995-1996 C.T.S.A., Elected Convener of Seminar in North American Contextual Theology (term: 1998-2001)

Research Grant: Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley

Student  A.A.R. Student Paper Competition, Winner- G.T.U. (Fall 1994)

Awards Chan Essay Contest, First Prize, Graduate Theological Union (Fall 1993)

Distinction: Comprehensive Examinations, Graduate Theological Union (Spring 1994)

Dissertation Research Grant, Hispanic Immersion Program, Lilly Foundation, J.S.T.B., research in El Salvador (spring 1994)

Newhall Teaching Fellowship, Graduate Theological Union (Spring 1994)

Newhall Research Fellowship, Graduate Theological Union (1991-1992)

Teaching Assistant, John Donahue, S.J., Parables (fall 1992)

Outstanding Community Service Award, San Jose State University School of Social Work (for Transcultural Social Work with Central American Survivors of War Trauma, May 1992)

Professional

Chair, Regional Consultation on “Building Capacity for Hispanic Ministry,” Santa Clara University, April 22, 2017.

Chair, Advisory Board, Instituto Hispano, Jesuit School of Theology-Santa Clara University, 2013-present

Board of Directors, Ignatian Solidarity Network, July 2015-present

Consultant, Santa Clara University, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, 2013-2015

Special Consultant on Higher Education to Steering Committee of USCCB Region XI

Seminar on Formation for Hispanic Ministry (Region 11 Diocesan Offices of Hispanic Ministry), 2012-present

Board of Directors CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador), Fall 2006-present

Board of Directors, Oakland Catholic Worker, 2010-present

Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States

American Academy of Religion

Association for Theological Field Education- Former Member of Research Committee

Catholic Association for Theological Field Education-Former Board Member

Catholic Theological Society of America- Former Chair of North American Contextual

Theologies continuing group

College Theological Society

John Courtney Murray Group: a post-doctoral seminar in American philosophical theology

National Association of Social Workers

Society of Biblical Literature

Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality