HTI Alumni

Antonio (Tony) Alonso

Antonio (Tony) Alonso

Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies, Emory University Candler School of Theology

Antonio (Tony) Eduardo Alonso is Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Catholic Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. His articles have appeared in a range of journals including Modern TheologyWorship, and Liturgy. Alonso’s current research centers on the relationship between consumer culture and Eucharist as well as the theological implications of the work of Michel de Certeau. In addition to his scholarly work, he is a widely published composer of liturgical music in both English and Spanish; his music appears in hymnals across denominations throughout the world. In 2015, this work was recognized with an invitation to compose the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States. He is on the board of the Aquinas Center for Theology, a member of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States, the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, and the Catholic Theological Society of America.