Rogalski Center Ballroom
This year's Catholic Studies Lecture features Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, who will discuss the icon of Guadalupe as a symbol of Mestiza spirituality, within the context of a more general description of the landscape of U.S. Latino theology. A reception will follow.
Rodriguez's primary areas of scholarly endeavor include United States Hispanic theology; theologies of liberation (Latin American, feminist, African-American, and Asian-American); religion and culture, cultural memory; indigenous theology; spirituality, justice and peace education; and genocide studies.
Rodriguez earned her doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., and became a faculty member of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University in 1995. She served as Wismer professor for Gender and Diversity from 2001-2003. Department chair from 1997-2003 and from 2005 to the present, Rodriguez is the founding director of the Center for the Study of Justice in Society.
The Rogalski Center is located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison.