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Jeanette Rodriguez

“Latinas’ religious views and experiences of faith as mediated through our culture have played a primary role in our lives and in the lives of our families.”

Theologian and professor, Jeanette Rodriguez teaches in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, in the Women and Gender Studies Program, and in the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, where she founded the Center for the Study of Justice and Society.

The breadth of her interests is reflected in her publications, which address theologies of liberation, U.S. Hispanic theology, peacemaking, and genocide studies. In addition to numerous articles, she is the author of Stories We Live (1996) and Our Lady of Guadalupe: Faith and Empowerment Among Mexican American Women (1994), co-author of Cultural Memory Resistance, Faith and Identity (2007), and co-editor of A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice (2002). Rodriguez has collected women’s stories as they work to recover their cultural memories and identities: Mexican-American women; Mayan women in Chiapas, Mexico; women in small base Christian communities in El Salvador and in the Yaqui community of Arizona; and most recently, clan mothers of the Haudenosaunee in Canada and the U.S.

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