Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary
M.A., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., Colgate University
Teresa Delgado is Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Iona College (New Rochelle, NY). She received her doctorate in systematic theology from Union Theological Seminary in 2005, under the guidance of womanist theologian Dr. Delores S. Williams. Her interests and scholarship are interdisciplinary in method and scope, utilizing the experience of women, particularly Latinas, to articulate a constructive theological vision, both grounded in and critical of Latino culture and the Roman Catholic theological tradition. Her publications include, “Dead in the Water...Again,” in Reinterpreting Virtues and Values in the U.S. Public Sphere: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Twenty-first Century United States, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Rosemary Carbine and Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); “A Delicate Dance: Utilizing and Challenging the Sexual Doctrine of the Catholic Church in Support of LGBTIQ Persons” in More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, vol. 1: Voices of Our Times, ed. Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II (Fordham University Press, 2013); “This is My Body: Theological Anthropology Latina/mente,” in Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology: Shoulder to Shoulder. Susan Abraham and Elena Procario-Foley, eds. (Augsburg Fortress, 2009); "Freedom is Our Own: Towards a Puerto Rican Theology of Identity, Suffering and Hope,” in Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Latinos/as, Popular Culture, and Religious Expression. Benjamín Valentín and Anthony Pinn, eds. (Duke University Press, 2009); and “Prophesy Freedom: Puerto Rican Women’s Literature as a Source for Latina Feminist Theology,” in A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. María Pilar Aquino, Daisy Machado and Jeanette Rodríguez, eds. (University of Texas Press, 2002). She is currently working on a manuscript entitled, “Loving Sex: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic,” through a grant from the Louisville Institute. Teresa serves on the Board of Directors for WESPAC Foundation (Westchester Peace Action Coalition), the leading force in Westchester County for peace and justice work for over three decades. She lives in Mount Vernon, NY with her husband of 24 years, Pascal Kabemba, their four children and two dogs.