César "CJ" Baldelomar

Doctoral Student


A scholar with wide-ranging interests, César "CJ" Baldelomar is a third-year doctoral student in Theology and Education at Boston College. His research blends critical theory (especially postmodernism and poststructuralism) and decolonial thought, exploring how knowledge production (epistemology, theory, and scholarship) and consumption (teaching and learning) inform the formation of identities (ontologies). His work seeks to find different ways to imagine and talk about the self and about justice in an effort to envision personal, social (including international), and educational ethical paradigms that could serve as possible sites of resistance. 
He holds two law degrees from St. Thomas University School of Law: a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Intercultural Human Rights and a Juris Doctor, with certificates in immigration law and international law. CJ also holds a Master of Theological Studies (MTS) in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from the Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Education (Ed.M) in Learning and Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is co-founder of Learning for Life Solutions, LLC, a former legal intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and an Associate Member Representative of The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).