Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York.
M.A., Claremont School of Theology.
B.A., California University Los Angeles.
President-Elect: Academy of Catholic Theologians of the United States; Book Review Editor: Journal of the American Academy of Religion; Interim Director: LMU Graduate Theological Studies Program; Strategic Planning Committee, LMU; 2009 HTI Book Award Recipient; Wabash Center Research Fellow; Advisory Committee: Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism; Steering Committee: John’s Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Section, SBL; Member: Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion. Author: From Patmos to the Barrio: Subverting Imperial Myths (Fortress Press, 2008).
Research specialties include: New Testament Studies, Apocalyptic Literature and Movements (ancient and modern); Gospel of Mark, Apocalypse of John, Contemporary Cultural Studies, Postmodern Theory, Guadalupan Studies and Contemporary Iconography.