HTI Alumni

Jennifer Owens-Jofré

Jennifer Owens-Jofré

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Loyola Marymount University

Field of Study: Practical Theology

Jennifer Owens-Jofré, PhD, is currently crafting a manuscript based on her fieldwork with lay Latina leaders at Dolores Mission Parish, the working title of which is Taking Up la Virgen’s Mantle: A Practical Theology of Accompaniment (Convivium Press, forthcoming). During the academic year 2022-2023, she is serving as a Manresa Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Ignatian Service at Saint Louis University and a Research Associate in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Diego. Dr. Owens Jofré is a Catholic theologian and lay ecclesial minister whose academic writing has appeared in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, Anglican Theological Review, and the International Journal of Practical Theology. She co-edited From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism (Liturgical Press, 2009) with Kate Dugan, and more of her popular pieces can be found at Commonweal, the Political Theology Network, and America. Dr. Owens Jofré has been awarded grants in support of her research from the Forum for Theological Exploration, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and the Louisville Institute. Her current scholarship focuses on the voices of Latina women as a theological source, the implications of grounded theory for mujerista theology, how mujerista theology can inform practical theological method, and theologies of accompaniment.

Dr. Owens Jofre has accepted a tenure-track position in practical theology with the Theological Studies Department at Loyola Marymount University.