Leonel (Leo) Guardado
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Fordham University
Dr. Guardado received his PhD from the University of Notre Dame, where he also received his MTS.
After completing his PhD, he was selected as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham University.
Dr. Guardado and his mother fled from El Salvador to the US when he was 10 years old, and that
harrowing time inspired him to seek monastic education and volunteer and work experiences with
migrants in the borderlands. Dr. Guardado’s teaching and research foci provide a theological
response to the transnational systemic violence that continues to displace persons from Latin America
to the US and persecute such persons within US boundaries.