Neomi De Anda

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Neomi De Anda

Associate Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

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Neomi De Anda, a Tejana scholar/activist and Catholic Lay Marianist, was raised between El Paso and Corpus Christi, Texas. She currently serves as Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She holds a Ph.D. in Constructive Theology. Her research interests include Latinas and Latin American women writers in religion 1600-1900; Christology; Latina Theology; theology and breast milk; the Intersection of race and migrations in conjunction with the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Racial & Immigrant Justice Team; and developing a border theology in partnership with the Hope Border Institute.

She currently holds the position of President-Elect for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. She has been awarded the Louisville Institute First Book for Minority Scho lars gra nt and fellowships from the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology. Neomi gives much credit to her roots at St. Pius X Catholic Community in El Paso and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Theology, Loyola University Chicago
  • M.A. in Theology, Oblate School of Theology
  • M.A. in Theology, St. Mary's University

Professional Activities

American Academy of Religion

  • 2018 - Present: Status of Women in the Profession Committee
  • 2010 – 2015: 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

  • 2018 - Present: President-Elect
  • 2017 - 2018: Vice President
  • 2016 - 2017: Board Member-at-Large
  • 2011 – 2015: 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

Book Chapters

Medina, N., DeAnda, N. (2018). In Lamport, M. A. (Ed.), Teología en y de conjunto. New York, New York.

DeAnda, N. (in press). In Rosario Rodriguez, R. (Ed.), Latina Feminist and Mujerista Theologies. London.

DeAnda, N. (2017). In Gandolfo, E. (Ed.), Miscarriage Matters, Stillbirths' Significance, and the Tree of Many Breasts. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

DeAnda, N. (2015). In Medina, N., Alfaro, S. (Eds.), History, Renewal, and El Camino de la Leche. Hampshire: Palgrave McMillen.

DeAnda, N. (2015). In Espin, O. (Ed.), Jesus the Christ. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

DeAnda, N., Medina, N., Cruz, J. V. (2013). In Cavazos-Gonzalez, G. (Ed.), Guest Editor (pp. 1 - 67). Chicago, Illinois:. http://www.latinotheology.org/2013/06issue

Refereed Journal Articles

DeAnda, N., Medina, N. (2012). "Myth, Violence, and Conquest: Trastocando fronteras disciplinarias: Celebrando Luis Rivera". Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology.

DeAnda, N. (2009). Dame Chisme, "Dame Chocolate: Images of God, Life and Gossip in Telenovelas". Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. www.latinotheology.org

Journal Articles

DeAnda, N., Medina, N. (2014). "'The Economy of Solidarity'; Translation of José Jorge Santiago Santigo, 'Economía de Solidaridad'". Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology.

Cruz, J., DeAnda, N., Medina, N. (2013). "Respondiendo a las demandas históricas: Analyses of the Transformative Legacy of Samuel Ruiz García of Chiapas, México". Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, 19(1), 2 - 8. www.latinotheology.org

Other

DeAnda, N. (2017)., Letter 67. New York, New York:. http://www.valuesandvoices.com/letter67/

DeAnda, N. (2016)., For Latinas, Sanctuary Spaces are not Enough!. Crawfordsville, IN: Teaching, Religion, Politics Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology. http://wabashcenter.typepad.com/teaching_religion_politic/2016/12/for-latinas-sanctuary-spaces-are-not-enough.html

DeAnda, N., Medina, N. (2016). In Raschke, C. (Ed.), Speeches of Two Women Frame Pope Francis’ Visit to the US-Mexico Border. Denver, CO: Political Theology Today. http://www.politicaltheology.com/blog/speeches-of-two-women-frame-pope-francis-visit-to-the-us-mexico-border-neomi-deanda-and-nestor-medina/

DeAnda, N. (2016)., Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall - The Meaning of Pope Francis' Visit to the Border. Philadelphia, PA: Political Theology Today. http://www.politicaltheology.com/blog/mr-obama-tear-down-this-wall-the-meaning-of-pope-francis-visit-to-the-border/

DeAnda, N. (2016)., The Treasure of Hispanic Catholicism (Spring ed., vol. 2016, pp. 18). Chestnut Hill, MA: C21 Resources. https://issuu.com/church21c/docs/c21_spring_2016_resources__the_trea

DeAnda, N. (2015)., Aztec Goddesses and Christian Madonnas (3rd ed., vol. 83, pp. 866 - 868). Oxford University Press: Journal of the American Academy of Religion. jaar.oxfordjournals.org/

DeAnda, N. (2015)., Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality (1st ed., vol. 42, pp. 223 - 224). Cambridge University Press: Horizons.

DeAnda, N. (2015)., Shorter Notice: Translated Christianities: Nahuatl and Maya Religious Texts by Mark C. Christensen (2nd ed., vol. 76, pp. 384-385). Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Theological Studies.

DeAnda, N. (2014). In Lasnoski, K. (Ed.), De Lubac, De Certeau and Us: Theological Method and the Challenge of Unity in Three Different Cultural Ecologies (vol. 69). Quincy, Illinois: Proceedings: Catholic Theological Society of America.

DeAnda, N., Sex and Salvation: Imagining the Future in Madagascar (vol. 35, pp. 270-271). Leiden: Pneuma/Brill.

Selected Presentations

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Catholic Social Movements," American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA. (November 21, 2017).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Toilet Justice and Class," American Academy of Religion, Boston, MA. (November 20, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Social Practice of Human Rights, "Plenary: Forced Migration Advocacy in a Globalization of Indifference," University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Dayton, OH. (November 8, 2017).

DeAnda, N., San Antonio Religion Scholars, "Jesus the Christ," San Antonio, Texas. (October 27, 2017).

DeAnda, N., "Immigrants and Social Justice: a Theological Response," University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. (October 25, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Inaugural Escobedo Lecture, "Inmigrantes y Justicia Social: Una respuesta teológica," Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas. (October 24, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Hispanic Leadership, "Our Stories and Our Vocation," St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. (June 10, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Hispanic Leadership, "History as Part of the Latina Theological Story," St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. (June 9, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Hope Border Institute Jovenes, "Understanding Privileges," Hope Border Institute, El Paso, Texas. (April 10, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Romero Symposium, "A Perspective from the Mexico/USA Border," University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Dayton, OH. (March 28, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Populorum Progressio Conference, "Catholic Social Teaching, Human Rights Discourses, and the Right to Migrate," University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. (March 24, 2017).

DeAnda, N., Society of Biblical Literature National Meetings, "Response to Three Books on Scripturalizing," Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, Texas. (December 21, 2016).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Religion in the Americas and the Borders of Erotics, Traditions, and Cultural Belongings," American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Texas. (November 21, 2016).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Grassroots Sources: The Mexico/USA Border and Religion," American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, Texas. (November 20, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Dunn, M. (Co-Presenter), O'Rourke, M. (Co-Presenter), Change Makers, Marianist Social Justice Collaborative, Dayton, OH. (October 29, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Future of Systematic Theology, "Nuancing the Categorization of the "Nones"," Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. (September 10, 2016).

DeAnda, N., National Conference, "Latinas Fotos y Recuerdos: (Re)Membering Our Stories as Decolonizing Moves," Latina/Latino Studies Association, Pasadena, CA. (July 8, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Annual Meeting, "Problematizing the Cultural Move from Sacred to Secular: A Focus on Nuestra Señora de Belén in Puerto Rico," Catholic Theological Society of America, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (June 11, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Justice and Mercy, "Problematizing the Cultural Move from Sacred to Secular: A Focus on Nuestra Señora de Belén in Puerto Rico," Catholic Theological Society of America, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (June 11, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Colloquium, "Christologia," Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (June 6, 2016).

DeAnda, N., University of Dayton Board of Trustees Meeting, "Presentation to the Board of Trustees about the Faculty Second Year Retreat," University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (May 18, 2016).

DeAnda, N., Everything is Connected: Teaching Pope Francis' "Integra Ecology", Hanley Sustainability Institute and Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology, University of Dayton. (March 5, 2016).

DeAnda, N. (Presenter & Author), Latino Americans 500 Years of History Grant, "Latinas Making History," National Endowment for the Humanities & American Library Association, University of Dayton. (February 11, 2016).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Ethnographic Research on Breast Milk," American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA. (November 24, 2015).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Response to Asian American Women Theologies," American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA. (November 23, 2015).

DeAnda, N., Campus Cultural Connection, Intersections of Latino and Native American Identities, "Orthoproxy and the Codex Borgia," University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. (October 5, 2015).

DeAnda, N., Communities Engaging Mary, "Marias de la leche of Latinoa America," University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. (September 15, 2015).

DeAnda, N., "Reclaiming the Theological Image of Breast Milk in the Americas," International Association for the History of Religions. (August 25, 2015).

DeAnda, N., Preferential Option for Culture in Latin@ Theology, "Your Cardid del Cobre is not Our Guadalupe, but Let Us Share La Leche," Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. (March 25, 2015).

DeAnda, N., "Sintiendo con la iglesia, Resucitando en el pueblo," University of Dayton Human Rights Center, Dayton, Ohio. (March 9, 2015).

DeAnda, N., American Catholic Historical Association National Meeting, "They Do Exist: Images of Maria de la Leche 1600 - Present," American Catholic Historical Association, Manhattan. (January 4, 2015).

DeAnda, N., (de)colonizing pedagogies project, "Embodiment, Community Partners, and Spirituality: Exploring a Model of Alternative Break Trips," American Academy of Religion. (November 23, 2014).

DeAnda, N., Latino/a Religion, Culture, and Society Group, "Bless Me Ultima: A Response," American Academy of Religion, San Diego. (November 23, 2014).

DeAnda, N., American Academy of Religion National Meetings, "Bless Me Ultima," American Academy of Religion Latino/a Religion, Culture, and Society Group, San Diego. (November 22, 2014).

DeAnda, N., La Comunidad, "A Theology of Breast Milk: A Synopsis," American Academy of Religion, San Diego. (November 21, 2014).

DeAnda, N., Resourcing Faculty Latinamente, Catholic Theological Union/Wabash, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. (October 24, 2014).

DeAnda, N., Resourcing Faculty Latinamente, "Using Spanish Language Books in Classes," Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. (October 24, 2014).

DeAnda, N., "Spanish Language Book Grant Lecture: Latin American Women," Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. (October 21, 2014).

DeAnda, N. (Presenter & Author), De Anda, M. A. (Presenter & Author), Tepeyac Summer Institute, "Gaming at the Table of God," Tepeyac Pastoral Center, El Paso, Texas. (June 21, 2014).

DeAnda, N. (Presenter & Author), Black Catholic and Latin@ Theology Consultations, "If We Do Not Know Our Histories, then We are UNLIKELY to Repeat them: A Historical Violent Silencing of Human Bodies in Relationship to the Trinity," Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego. (June 6, 2014).

DeAnda, N., Renewal Across the Americas, "History, Renewal, and El Camino de la Leche," Regent University Center for Renewal Studies, Virginia Beach. (February 28, 2014).

DeAnda, N., Summer Institute 25th Anniversary, "Food, Environment, and Eucharist," Tepeyac Institute, El Paso. (June 10, 2013).

DeAnda, N. (Presenter & Author), Annual Meeting, "Nurturing Our Faith," National Association of Catholic Chaplains. (April 14, 2013).