Joshua Méndez


BA, Pacific Union College / MA, Claremont School of Theology / Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University (Present)




Joshua is the son of Puerto Rican and Chilean parents. He grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to the United States at eight years old. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Joshua’s research interrogates the relationship between the colonial encounter, the emergence of the capitalist mode of production, and the processes of racial formation facilitated by the secularization of theological concepts. His graduate studies are motivated by a strong desire to comprehend the forms of violence that constitute our historical conjuncture and how we might develop strategies of intervention in the long struggle for justice. Upon graduation, Joshua hopes to continue teaching and writing.