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Nichole M. Flores

theology department

Nichole M. Flores

Doctoral Candidate, Theological Ethics

Stokes N310
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Email: nichole.flores@bc.edu

Website: http://nicholemflores.com/

Advisor/Dissertation Director: Lisa Sowle Cahill

Photo Credit: Christopher Stoldt, Boston College MTS Photography

EDUCATION

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

BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

Nichole M. Flores is an instructor of theology at Saint Anselm College and a doctoral candidate in theological ethics completing a dissertation titled, “Guadalupe in the Public Square: Theological Aesthetics and the Pursuit of Social Justice in Liberal Political Society.” Her research interests include Catholic social thought, public theology, theological aesthetics, theories of justice, theories of emotion, and U.S. Latina/o theology and ethics. During her time at Boston College, she worked as Graduate Research Assistant at the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life. Nichole is a contributor to the Catholic Moral Theology blog and the Millennial Journal, a project of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. She is also a North American contributor to the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church Forum. She has published articles in the Washington Post and America Magazine. She earned an A.B. in government from Smith College and a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School.

PUBLICATIONS

“Violent and Unequal Encounters: Colonial Legacy and Latino/a Approaches to Just War Theory” in Can War Be Just in the 21st Century?, Tobias Winwright and Laurie Johnstone, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, Forthcoming Spring 2015.

“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, June 2014.

“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, December 2013.

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

PRESENTATIONS

“Beauty and Justice in the Anthropocene,” Topic Session Presentation at the 2015 Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Convention: “Sensus Fidelium.” Milwaukee, WI – June 2015

“Citizenship, Authorized Residency and the Structures of Law: Response to Cruz and Piñòn,” Working Group Presentation at the 2015 Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting, “Law and Christian Ethics.” Chicago, IL – January 2015.

“Justice and the Image of God,” Presentation to the Latino/a and Black Catholic Consultations at the 2014 Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Convention: “Identity and Difference, Unity and Fragmentation.” San Diego, CA – June 2014.

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

“Cultivating Freedom in the Global Economy: A Moral Response to Modern Day Slavery,” at 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.

“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.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP

The Religious Quest with H. John McDargh