Ángel J. Gallardo
Associate Director of the Intern Program, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University
Dr. Ángel J. Gallardo earned his Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at Southern Methodist University in 2018. After teaching at Lexington Theological Seminary, Dr. Gallardo joined the faculty at Perkins School of Theology in 2019 as the Associate Director of the Intern Program. In addition to teaching the Internship Seminar, Dr. Gallardo also teaches courses in Church History.
In 2020, Dr. Gallardo became co-chair of the Latino/a Religion, Culture, and Society Unit in AAR/SBL. He serves on the Executive Board for The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins and has served on Duke Divinity School’s Board of Visitors.
Dr. Gallardo’s scholarship focuses on race and religion in the Americas, Christianity in the New World and Bartolomé de Las Casas. His academic interests include liberation theologies, postcolonial/decolonial theory, Latinx studies, Latin American history, and borderlands and immigration. Dr. Gallardo, his spouse Kendrea Tannis, and their daughter, Karoline Mercedes, are active members of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX.