Matthew Vega


BA, Wheaton College / MA, The University of Chicago / PhD, The University of Chicago (Present)




Matthew decided to pursue doctoral studies because of his interest in how faith commitments shape and motivate interpersonal relationships and political engagement. A native of Chicago, Matthew is interested in the expressions of solidarity between faith communities – how they share and exchange ideas, and draw upon their common faith as a resource for survival and/or struggle. His goal upon graduation is to teach at the university level to prepare ministers, scholars, activists, public officials, and others to enter the workplace with fresh vision and passion.