Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
M.Phil., Union Theological Seminary
M.A., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., Colgate University
Teresa Delgado is the 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 New York City, under the guidance of womanist theologian Dr. Delores S. Williams. Her interests and scholarship are interdisciplinary in method and scope, utilizing the experiences of marginalized peoples to articulate a constructive theological/ethical vision both grounded in and critical of Latino/a culture and the Roman Catholic tradition. Her most recent publications include,“On Authority, Empowerment, and Shelf-Life,” in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, (32.1, Spring 2016, forthcoming); “A Metaphor for Teaching: Good Teaching is Like Good Sex,” in the journal Teaching Theology and Religion, (Vol. 18, Issue 3, July 2015, 224-232); Augustine and Social Justice, co-edited with John Doody and Kim Paffenroth (Lanham, MA: Lexington Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2015); and “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, (Fordham University Press, 2013). Her current works in progress include, “Loving Sex: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic,” through a grant from the Louisville Institute, and “Prophesy Freedom: A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology.” Dr. Delgado serves as President of the Board of WESPAC (Westchester Peace Action Coalition), a leading force of social justice activism in New York and mentors doctoral students of color in theology and religion to nurture their success in the academy, church and world. She lives in Mount Vernon, NY with her husband of 27 years (of marriage, not his age!), their four beautiful children and one very cute but goofy dog.