Armando Guerrero Estrada, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in theology and education at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, has been named to the 2023 cohort of Sacred Writes: Public Scholarship on Religion, a program that provides support, resources, and networks for scholars of religion committed to translating the significance of their research to a broader audience.
Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and hosted by Northeastern University, Sacred Writes teaches academics how to write for public audiences in order to improve religious literacy in society. Guerrero Estrada is one of 12 scholars chosen for this year’s Luce Cohort, a group of public scholars whose work focuses on issues of race, justice, and religion.
Sacred Writes’ training—which incorporates social media networks, synchronous meetings, and group projects—provides an interactive, experiential, and cohort-centered education for scholars. The training offers reflection on the “what,” “why,” and “how” of public scholarship; concrete skill-building; community; and one-on-one mentorship.
According to the organization’s website, “By supporting public scholars who work in the intersecting spaces of race, justice, and religion, Sacred Writes hopes to build a deeper public understanding that those intersections exist. Training religion scholars in the skills of communicating with the public also serves as a model for the ways in which nuanced, research-based writing about all kinds of questions can help us think cooperatively about the answers.”
Guerrero Estrada’s scholarship examines the interconnection of theological education, theologies of migration, and immigrant literature. He serves as the inaugural director of the PASOS Network at Dominican University, a network committed to the advancement of culturally sustaining practices in theological education. He received a master of theological studies from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School, where he also earned graduate certificates in Latin American Studies and Religion and the Arts in Contemporary Culture, and was awarded the J.D. Owen Prize in Biblical Studies and the Academic Achievement Award. He holds a B.A. in theology and philosophical studies from St. Joseph College and a B.A. in Spanish from Lamar University. His work has appeared in the Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Afro-Hispanic Review, Religious Education Journal, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, Spanish and Portuguese Review, and the Lamar Journal of the Humanities.
University Communications | March 2023