General
    Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.

    Latinx Catholicism and the Future of the Church in the United States

    Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.
    November 1, 2022

    In collaboration with the President and the Office of the Provost, the Jesuit Center will host Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.  Dr. Imperatori-Lee will present Latinx Catholicism and the Future of the Church in the United States.

    imperatori-lee-poster.jpgThe lecture will take place on Thursday, November 10, at 5:00 p.m. in Loyola Science Center 133.

    Dr. Imperatori-Lee's research focuses on Catholic ecclesiology, in particular the intersection of ecclesial identity with feminist and Latinx Catholic thought. Her book, "Cuéntame", explores how narratives shape ecclesiology, which is the study of the church. 

    Her interests include the relationship between Catholic theology, sexuality, and education, the intersection of Mariology and ecclesiology, intercultural theology, gender studies, and the relationship of women, the poor and other marginalized groups to church structure and governance.

    Dr. Imperatori-Lee has served on the governing boards of the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the U.S.  She is a member of these organizations as well as the American Academy of Religion.  She has also served on the board of FutureChurch.

    All are welcome to attend.

    For more information, contact the Jesuit Center at ryan.sheehan@scranton.edu.

    In addition, Dr. Michael E. Lee, professor and director, Francis & Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies Affiliate, and Latin American and Latino Studies Institute at Fordham University, and husband of Dr. Imperatori-Lee, will speak at an Ellacuria group luncheon.

    Back to Top