Laura Marcela Montoya Cifuentes

Credentials: BA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia / MDiv, Boston University / PhD, Emory University (present)

Denomination: Non- Denominational 

Specific Field: Practical Theology


Laura Montoya-Cifuentes is a doctoral student in Person, Community, and Religious Life at Emory University. Her work analyzes gender and sexuality practices and theologies of Latin American Pentecostal women. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, she concluded in 2011 a six-year program in Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She worked as a community Psychologist for several years, helping communities affected by the sixty years of war in her country. She graduated from the Master of Divinity program at Boston University School of Theology in 2022. Her academic interests also include Liberation Theologies, Feminist Studies, Sociology of Religion, and Pentecostal Studies.