Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz

PhD Candidate | Religion & Society

Francisco J. Peláez-Díaz
Religion & Society


Francisco’s research focuses on the appropriation of the notion of the crucified peoples –as coined by Latin American theologian Ignacio Ellacuría- by Central American migrants in their journey to the U.S. through Mexico. More broadly, he is interested in the religious and ethical aspects of the causes and effects of human migration in the context of globalization. Being an immigrant himself and having worked as an ordained pastor among immigrants in a multiethnic/multiracial PC(USA) congregation, Francisco is convinced that through his work as an educator, religious leaders and people of faith can be inspired and compelled to play a revolutionary role in addressing the challenges presented by the growing phenomenon of global migration. Francisco earned his ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary. His current research has been supported by fellowships from the Hispanic Theological Initiative/Luce and the Forum for Theological Exploration.

Curriculum Vitae

Migration as a Way of the Cross: A Contribution from Ignacio Ellacuría’s Historical Soteriology

Mark Lewis Taylor (Chair)
Afeosemime Adogame
Raimundo César Barreto Jr.

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