Francisco Lozada Jr.
Charles Fischer Catholic Associate Professor of New Testament and Latina/o Church Studies, Brite Divinity School
Francisco Lozada, Jr., Charles Fischer Catholic Associate Professor of New Testament and Latina/o Church Studies. He holds a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University. He is a past co-chair of the Johannine Literature Section (SBL), past chair of the Program Committee of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and a past member of SBL Council. He is a past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, a past steering committee member of the Bible, Indigenous Group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and past co-chair of the Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation Consultation (SBL). He also serves on the board of directors for the Hispanic Summer Program, and mentored several doctoral students with the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Dr. Lozada’s most recent publications concern cultural and ideological interpretation while exploring how the Bible is employed and deployed in ethnic/racial communities. As a teacher, he co-led immersion travel seminars to Guatemala to explore colonial/postcolonial issues and, most recently, to El Paso, TX to study life and society in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
In 2014-15 Dr. Lozada was part of a leadership team for the Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Theology and Religion Workshop for Pre-Tenure Theological School Faculty. In April 2019, Dr. Lozada received The Catherine Saylor Hill Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Brite Divinity School (April 2019). Dr. Lozada is Roman Catholic and married to Wendi Lozada-Smith (Disciples of Christ) and they have two children.