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Nichole M. Flores

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Nichole M. Flores

Doctoral Candidate, Theological Ethics

Stokes N310
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467



Advisor/Dissertation Director: Lisa Sowle Cahill

Photo Credit: Christopher Stoldt, Boston College MTS Photography


A.B., Smith College 2004
M.Div., Yale Divinity School 2009


Nichole M. Flores is a Margaret O’Brien Flatley Fellow in theological ethics at Boston College.   Her research interests include Catholic social thought, public theology, theories of justice, and U.S. Latina/o theology and ethics. She is currently writing her dissertation on justice and aesthetics in public life. Nichole is a contributor to the Millennial Journal, a project of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, and a North American contributor to the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Forum. She is the Associate Member Representative to the Board of Directors for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and Student Convener of the Latino/a Working Group of the Society of Christian Ethics (SCE).  She will join the faculty at Saint Anselm College as Instructor of Moral Theology in August 2013.  She earned an A.B. in government from Smith College and a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.


“A Family of Families: Latino Families Structures and the Common Good,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Tobias Winright and Mark Allman, eds. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, Forthcoming 2013.

“The Personal is Political: Toward a Vision of Justice in Latina Theology,” in Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Linda Hogan and Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, Forthcoming, 2013.

“Creating Community Canons: Critical Reflections on Appropriating Scripture in Community,” Glossolalia, volume 1, Spring 2009, 1-6.


“A Family of Families: Latino Family Structures and the Common Good,” Concurrent Session Presentation at the 2013 Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting: “Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins.” Chicago, IL – January 2013

“Theological Anthropology and Justice in the works of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz,” Interest Group Presentation at the 2013 Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting: “Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins.” Chicago, IL – January 2013.

“Looking Beneath the Surface: Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery and Catholic Theological Ethics,” Poster Presentation at the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Conference: “In the Currents of History: from Trent to the Future.” Trento, Italy – July 2010.

“Human Trafficking, Immigration Law and the works of Francisco de Vitoria,” Presentation at the 2011 ACHTUS Colloquium: “Theologizing in Context: What Shapes Latino/a Theology.” Miami, FL – June 2010.

Accepted for Presentation:

“Conversion and Conversation in the Public Square,” Selected Session at the 2013 Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Convention: “Conversion.” Miami, FL – June 2013.

 “Behold the Cross: Good News for Victims of Human Trafficking,” proposed to the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States Annual Colloquium: “The Good News, La Buena Nueva: An ACHTUS Jubilee (1988-2013).” Miami, FL – June 2013.


The Religious Quest with H. John McDargh