2021 ECO Speakers

Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo

Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo

Associate Dean at Williams College

Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is Associate dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as well as Professor of Latina/o/x Studies and Religion at Williams College. The author of several essays that examine the intersections of gender, sexuality, ecology, Latina/o/x studies, and biblical studies, her first book was Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (Palgrave Macmillan 2016), and she is co-editor, with Efraín Agosto of Latinxs, the Bible, and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr.

Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr.

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement, Princeton Theological Seminary

Victor Aloyo, Jr. is the associate dean of institutional diversity and community engagement at Princeton Theological Seminary and head pastor of La Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras. Dr. Aloyo has more than 30 years of community engagement, multicultural relations, and congregational leadership in New Jersey and New York. Aloyo is also the chief strategist at Princeton Seminary on matters related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. He also leads the Seminary’s urban ministry and community engagement initiatives, which cultivate sustainable partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, worship centers, and community residents in Trenton, NJ and the greater Mercer County.

Dr. Luis Pedraja

Dr. Luis Pedraja

Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement, Princeton Theological Seminary

Dr. Pedraja became the first in his family to attend college; later earning a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He taught philosophy, ethics, and religious studies at the University of Puget Sound and Southern Methodist University, where he served as a division chair and faculty senator. After later becoming a dean and provost, Dr. Pedraja served as President of La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars in his discipline. Dr. Pedraja advocates passionately for increased higher education access for all people, especially marginalized people who have been underserved historically by the American higher education system.

 

 

ECO Participants

Yohana Junker

Yohana Junker

Assistant Professor of Art, Religion, and Culture, Claremont School of Theology

Melisa Ortiz Berry

Melisa Ortiz Berry

Assistant Professor of History and World Christianity, Northwest Christian University

Marlene Ferreras

Marlene Ferreras

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, La Sierra University

Lydia Hernandez-Marcial

Lydia Hernandez-Marcial

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Wartbug Theological Seminary

Stephanie Mota Thurston

Stephanie Mota Thurston

Visiting Professor, Wake Forest University

Jennifer Owens-Jofre

Jennifer Owens-Jofre

Assistant Professor of Latinx Theology and Cultures and Director of the Latinx Studies Program, Seminary of the Southwest

Rafael Reyes

Rafael Reyes

Director of Information Literacy and Library Services Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, New York Theological Seminary

Lis Valle

Lis Valle

Assistant Professor of Homiletics, McCormick Theological Seminary