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    Cecilia González-Andrieu

    Loyola Marymount University

    Associate Professor of Theological Studies
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cecilia.Gonzalez-Andrieu@lmu.edu
    Curriculum Vitae:

    Education

    Ph. D. Graduate Theological Union.
    M.A. Loyola Marymount University.
    B.A. Loyola Marymount University.

    Biography Statement

    Professor Gonzalez-Andrieu returned to her alma mater LMU after completing her doctorate at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. At the GTU, she was the first scholar to complete a doctorate combining systematic theology and art & religion. Gonzalez-Andrieu is one of the leading scholars developing the field of theological aesthetics, which she proposes as a way to bring communities together, respect and celebrate otherness, and lift the theological insights of those who know and express themselves in ways beyond the textual. She has been recognized with awards for her writing from the Catholic Press Association, as a teaching scholar by the GTU, for her work on behalf of the Latino community by the Hispanic Theological Initiative and as one of the seven most promising theologians of the next generation by America Magazine. At LMU Dr. Gonzalez-Andrieu teaches the very popular course Meeting Christ in Faith & Art and courses in U.S. Latino Theology and Christian Theology. She is the co-founder of Viernes por la tarde, a university-wide working group to address and coordinate efforts on behalf of the Latino/a students and workers at LMU. Among a number of projects, she is also co-leading the development of LMU's new Latino Theology and Ministry Initiative, which is coordinating the National Symposium on Hispanic Ministry, hosted by LMU with the participation of six other Catholic Universities in 2014. Her widely-praised book "Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty" was published by Baylor University Press in 2012. Gonzalez-Andrieu was elected to the Board of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies in 2013 for her "ongoing contributions to the wider field of religion and the arts."