Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Executive Director of International Marian Research Institute, University of Dayton
Field of Study: Theology
Dr. Neomi DeAnda, currently serves as Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Executive Director of International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton where she teaches courses in religion, languages and cultures, Latinx studies, race and ethnic studies, and women and gender studies. She is also a Human Rights Center Research Associate. She holds a Ph.D. in Constructive Theology. Her research interests include Latinas and Latin American women writers in religion 1600-1900; LatinoXa Christology; theology and breast milk; chisme; the Intersection of race and migrations in conjunction with the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative Immigrant Justice Team; and partnering with the Hope Border Institute on a border theology at the intersections of the environment, migrations, labor, and women. She is the most recent past president for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). This year, Dr. De Anda received the 2021 University of Dayton University Award for Faculty Teaching as well as the 2021 University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Service Award for faculty. She was also recognized as an outstanding faculty member in the State of Ohio by Ohio Magazine (2019); and as a Courageous Woman’s Voice at the University of Dayton (2020). Dr. De Anda also has received various grants from the Hispanic Theological Initiative, the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology, the Association of Marianist Universities, and the Louisville Institute, where she now serves as a member of the board.