Neomi DeAnda

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies

Profile

Neomi DeAnda is an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies. She completed her Ph.D. in Constructive Theology in May 2011 at Loyola University in Chicago where her advisor was David Stagaman, Ph.D. Her dissertation is entitled Images of God, Imago Dei and God's Relationship with Humanity through the Image of Mary's Breast Milk: A focus upon Sor Maria Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695-1756). Prior to coming to UD, Neomi developed graduate courses and taught at the Catholic Theological Union, McCormick Theological Seminary, St. Mary's University, and has developed diocesan courses and co-developed and taught courses at other institutions.

Complete Curriculum Vita is available from the link above.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Constructive Theology. Loyola University. 2011.
  • M.A., Theology. Oblate School of Theology. 2005.
  • M.A. Educational Leadership. St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. 1999.
  • B.A. Psychology and English Literature. St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. 1997.

Professional Activities

American Academy of Religion
2010 – present: Co-Chair of Latina/o Religion, Culture and Society Group
2008 – 2010: Committee member of Latina/o Religion, Culture and Society Group
2003 – present: Student Member

Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States
2011 – present: Treasurer
2011 – present: Active Member
2010 – 2011: 2011 Colloquium Committee Member
2007 – 2009: Associate Member Representative to the Board of Directors
2003 – 2011: Associate Member

Catholic Theological Society of America
2011 – 2012: Active Member
2009 – 2011: Student Member

Selected Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLE: PEER REVIEWED

Author with Néstor Medina. "Myth, Violence, and Conquest: Trastocando fronteras disciplinarias: Celebrando Luis Rivera." Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, forthcoming.

Author with Néstor Medina. "The Economy of Solidarity." Translation of José Jorge Santiago Santigo, "Economía de Solidaridad." Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, forthcoming.

"Dame Chisme, Dame Chocolate: Images of God, Life and Gossip in Telenovelas." Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, 2009.

BOOK CHAPTERS

"Jesus the Christ." The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell), forthcoming.

Author with Néstor Medina. "Convivencias: What Have We Learned? Toward a Latin/Ecumenical Theology." in Orlando O. Espín, ed. Building Bridges Doing Justice: Constructing a Latina/o Ecumenical Theology (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books), 2009.

"A New Vision." Mind the Gap: A Semester in London With Various Side Excursions. (San Antonio, TX: Pecan Grove Press), 1996.

"A New Type of Entertainment." Mind the Gap: A Semester in London With Various Side Excursions. (San Antonio, TX: Pecan Grove Press), 1996.

"The Phantom of the Opera." Mind the Gap: A Semester in London With Various Side Excursions. (San Antonio, TX: Pecan Grove Press), 1996.

JOURNAL ARTICLES, INVITED

Author with Jeremy Cruz and Néstor Medina. "Respondiendo a las demandas históricas: Analyses of the Transformative Legacy of Samuel Ruiz García of Chiapas, México." Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, November, 2013.

"Catholicity and Mission." Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America 67, 2012.

"Border Cuentos: Sources for Reflection on Migration." New Theology Review 20: 24 – 35, 2007.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

"Archbishop Patricio Flores." Encyclopedia entry in De La Torre, Miguel, ed. Hispanic American Religious Cultures (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO), 2009.

"Las Hermanas." Encyclopedia entry in De La Torre, Miguel, ed. Hispanic American Religious Cultures (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO). 2009.

"Locus Theologicus." Encyclopedia entry in De La Torre, Miguel, ed. Hispanic American Religious Cultures (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO), 2009.

BOOK REVIEWS

"Sex and Salvation: Imagining the Future in Madagascar." Pneuma, 35(2013), 270-271.

"Theologizing en Espanglish by Carmen Nanko-Fernández" for The Postcolonial Theology Network found at http://postcolonialnetworks.com/2010/05/05/theologizing-en-espanglish-by-carmen-nanko-fernandez-2/.

"Hope Abundant" edited by Kwok Pui-Lan for The Postcolonial Networks found at http://postcolonialnetworks.com/2010/10/20/review-of-hope-abundant-third-world-and-indigenous-women%E2%80%99s-theology-ed-kwok-pui-lan-maryknoll-ny-orbis-books-2010/.

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

Cristología. Fortress Press, Disruptive Cartographers Series, forthcoming.

Mary and the Trinity: A Theological Analysis of the Writings of Sor Maria Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695-1756). Brill, Studies in Systematic Theology Series (Possible Publisher).

Mujeres de la Leche: A Critical Translation of the Writings of Sor Maria Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695-1756). Penn State University Press, Latin American Originals Series (Possible Publisher).

ARTICLES

Various articles have been written for www.bustedhalo.com

Selected Scholarly Presentations

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION

"New Directions: Mujeres, Mujeristas y Feministas" at the American Academy of Religion, November, 2012.

Moderator for “Hot Rods, Cool Music, and the Queering of Familia: Perspectives on the Film La Mission through Sexuality, Popular Religion, and Violence” at the American Academy of Religion National Meetings, November 2011.

"Trinitarian Images in the Writings of María Anna Agueda de San Ignacio (1695-1756)" at the American Academy of Religion National Meeting, 2010.

Moderator for "Taking 'La Lucha' to Heart" at the American Academy of Religion National Meetings, November, 2009.

"Faith Beyond Mango Street: The Construction of the Latino in Literature – Explorations in Religion, Gender, and Identity" at the American Academy of Religion National Meetings, November, 2005.

"Feminist Pedagogy" at the American Academy of Religion Regional Meeting, April, 2004.

ACADEMY OF CATHOLIC HISPANIC THEOLOGIANS OF THE UNITED STATES

Moderator for "The State of Affairs: US Immigration Reform" at the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, June, 2009.

"Dame Chisme, Dame Chocolate: Images of God, Life and Gossip in Telenovelas" at the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, June, 2008.

"Enlace" at the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, June, 2007.

CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Moderator Catholicity and Mission Topic Session at the Catholic Theological Society of America, June 2012.

"Gender Bending Images of Breast Milk: Recovering the Voice of María Anna Águeda de San Ignacio" at the Catholic Theological Society of America, June, 2010.

AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL SOCIETY

"Latin@ Theologies Today: A Response to Néstor Medina" at the American Theological Society, November, 2008.

KEY NOTES

"Nurturing Our Faith" Keynote for National Association of Catholic Chaplains, April, 2013.

"Moving from Accepting the Other to Dialogue with Those Among Us" Lay Marianist Continental Assembly, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2006.

VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS

"Mary, the Eucharist and un poquito de justicia" World Catholicism Week, DePaul University, April 2012.

"Mary and the Trinity en conjunto: A focus on Sor María Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (1695-1756)" Semana de la Raza Lecture, Catholic Theological Union, October 2011. Found at http://learn.ctu.edu/.

"Beyond Sor Juana: Women Writers of Colonial Mexico" at DePaul University, April, 2008.

"Chicano Theology Today: A Tribute to Andres Gonzales Guerrero" at the Catholic Theological Union, March, 2008.

"Woman of Her Time for Change in Our Time: A Latina Feminist Look at Teresa of Avila" at the Instituto Pastoral, Loyola University Chicago, May 2004.

MC for Violence in the Home: A Latino Concern, The Hispanic Theological Initiative East Regional Meeting, hosted by the University of Chicago Divinity School, February, 2004.