11 Jan 2024
Feminism and Active Nonviolence – An Interview with Dr. Theresa Yugar

On today’s episode of The “Center,” we’re joined by Latina feminist theologian Dr. Theresa Yugar.

Dr. Yugar is best known for her research and writing work on the 17th-century Catholic nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, publishing the book Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text through Wipf and Stock Publishers in 2016. In 2019, Dr. Yugar was invited to co-create the production of “History’s Worst Nun” an animated TedEd short film that summarizes the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Dr. Yugar’s other notable work includes Valuing Lives, Healing Earth: Religion, Gender, and Life on Earth, a festschrift honoring the life, work, and influence of Catholic feminist theologian Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether.


Dr. Yugar earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1997 and later completed a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in 2013. Her areas of expertise include ecofeminist theory and praxis and gender in colonial Latin American history. She is the recipient of a Fulbright and Hispanic Theological Initiative Fellowship and a Scholar for the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program.

Yugar teaches in the Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments at California State University in Los Angeles.




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