Nancy Pineda-Madrid is the University’s annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecturer on women in the Church.
Fairfield University welcomes Nancy Pineda-Madrid, MDiv, PhD, associate professor of Theology at Boston College, Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. for her lecture entitled "Violence Against Women: A Crucified People?"
Dr. Pineda-Madrid will discuss the many forms of endemic violence against women along the U.S. and Mexico border including sex trafficking, feminicide, desapariciones, and domestic violence. “If we take seriously the extreme violence being suffered by women today, particularly along the U.S.-Mexico border, then women must be recognized as ‘a crucified people,’ a recognition that will encourage the coming reign of God, and accordingly, a more just world,” Pineda-Madrid explained.
Dr. Pineda-Madrid earned a PhD in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theolgian Union in Berkeley, California, and a Masters of Divinity from Seattle University. Her research interests include Feminist Theologies (U.S. and Third World), U.S. Latino/a Theologies, and North American Pragmatism and Religious Thought.
Among others, Dr. Pineda-Madrid authored Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juárez, (Fortress Press, 2011), and Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment, (Paulist Press, 2013). She co-edited The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire and she is the first theologian to publish a book on the evil of feminicide.
The recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, America Magazine named Dr. Pineda-Madrid as one of seven most promising theologians of the next generation. She received the Loretto Legacy Award for Religion and Theology in 2012. Dr. Pineda-Madrid is the former president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), and former vice president of the International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology (INSeCT).
This annual lecture honors the memory of Anne Drummey O'Callaghan of Norwalk, who was committed to religious education and advocated for the intellectually disabled through her work in the Diocese of Bridgeport as director of religious education, a catechist and youth minister. The event is co-sponsored by the O'Callaghan Family and the Center for Catholic Studies.
Visit www.fairfield.edu/catholicstudies or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3415 for more information.