Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary.
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Calvin College
Dr. Elias Ortega-Aponte is an Afro-Latino scholar whose areas of expertise
are cultural sociology, religious ethics, critical social theory, social
movements, and bioethics. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Social Ethics
from Princeton Theological Seminary and now serves as Assistant Professor of
Afro-Latinos/as Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew University Theological
School in Madison, NJ. Dr. Ortega-Aponte approaches teaching from an
interdisciplinary perspective that is committed to social justice and to the
celebration of the creativity, genius, and fighting spirit of communities of
color. His primary research interest is the study of how the intersections of
race, religion, and experiences of inequalities lead Afro-diasporic communities
in the United States and abroad find ways to engage the challenges of urban
poverty, incarceration, access to education, and adequate health care.