HTI Alumni

Diana Rodriguez Click

Independent Scholar

Field of Study:  Theology

Dr. Rodriguez Click defended her dissertation “La Monserrate, el Niño Jesús, and the Theological Worlds of Puerto Rican Women” on August 2, 2023. She received her PhD in Religion, with a Course of Study in Theological Studies, from Emory University. The need for greater critical studies of marginalized Christian theological perspectives deeply informs Dr. Rodriguez Click’s passion for theology. In particular, Puerto Rican women’s rich and underrepresented theological contributions inspire her research. Engaging scholarship on Latina theology, Womanist Theology, World Christianity, Latinx popular Catholicism, and Puerto Rican popular religion, Dr. Rodriguez Click’s dissertation examined the theological significance of Puerto Rican women’s Marian devotional practices. Through research and teaching, Diana aims to cultivate vital understandings of the complex histories embedded within theologies and to foster liberative reflection upon the meaning of theologizing.