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    Theresa A. Yugar

    Theresa A. Yugar

    Curriculum Vitae:


    Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
    Fulbright Scholar, Seminario Biblico Latinoamericana, Costa Rica
    M.Div., Harvard Divinity School
    B.A., Mount St. Mary’s College

    Biography Statement

    Theresa A. Yugar is a constructive Latina feminist liberation theologian. She is a recent graduate of Claremont Graduate University (GCU) in the Women’s Studies in Religion program. Her areas of specialization are Feminist Theology and Religious Education, Transnational Feminism, Religion and the Environment, Christian Liberation Theologies in the Americas, and Gender and Colonial Latin American History. In the course of fifteen years she have taught in multiple settings in and outside of the classroom. Upon graduation from Harvard Divinity School in 1997, She taught Latina students in a parochial setting for six years. There, Yugar created curriculum that integrated feminist thought and the voices of marginalized theologians into all of my classes, that included the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, Christian Morality and Social Justice, Comparative Religions and a Feminist Theology class. Prior to entering the doctoral program at CGU, She taught a “Philosophy in Religion” at Cerritos College in the Los Angeles region. On a graduate level, She have worked closely with my dissertation Chair, Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, on different educational projects that have been both academic and aimed at empowering grassroots organizers currently engaged in social justice ministries. Yugar have also lectured in different settings including the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, Women Church Convergence national, The Roman Catholic Womenpriest Movement and Pax Christi Claremont.