Stacy Guinto Salinas is a PhD student in systematic theology. She holds a Bachelor of Art in Religion and Practical Theology from Pfeiffer University and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. Her research interests involve constructive theologies and migration. Her research questions arise out of her own experience of immigration. She is particularly interested in the faith and spiritual practices of undocumented immigrant women living in the southern United States. She explores these questions through the interdisciplinary approaches of liberation theologies, Latine/x and Chicana Studies, and decolonial theories.
Stacy is also a candidate for ordination in the United Methodist Church. She has ample experience working with the Latine/x immigrant community in churches and non-profit organizations. Before coming to Princeton Seminary, she worked as a case manager for a domestic and sexual violence organization where she advocated with immigrant women who had suffered violence. With her research, Stacy hopes to continue to shed light on the violence inflicted on immigrant women and to highlight their faith, joy, and re-existence.