Dr. Elaine Padilla
Associate Professor and Chair, Philosophy & Religion, LatinX/ Latin American Studies
Elaine Padilla is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Latinx/Latin American Studies. Padilla constructively interweaves current philosophical discourse with Christianity, Latin American and Latino/a religious thought, mysticism, ecology, gender, and race. She is the author of Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance published by Fordham University Press (2015), and co-editor of a three-volume project with Peter C. Phan, Theology and Migration in World Christianity published by Palgrave MacMillan:Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology (2013), Theology of Migration in the Abrahamic Religions(2014), and Christianities in Migration: The Global Perspective (2015). She has also published numerous articles and chapters, and is currently drafting a manuscript provisionally titled, The Darkness of Being, in which she explores views on the soul and interiority with implications for race and gender. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion where she serves in various steering committees, and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
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