Nataly Lucia Romero Matia 

Credentials: BA, Universidad Bíblica Latinoamericana, Peru / BA, Universidad Alas Peruanas, Peru / MDiv, Boston University School of Theology / PhD, Boston University (present)

Denomination: Methodist Church of Peru

Specific Field: Biblical Studies

Biography: 

Nataly is originally from Peru. Her research will focus on the Bible, mainly in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), and its analysis from the feminist perspective, considering Latin American contexts. In the patriarchal societies where she comes from, sex is taboo, and the oppressive patriarchal system handles women’s bodies similarly. In this regard, she will center her research on the text of Song of Songs, sexuality, and motherhood (childbirth) in the Hebrew Bible. Considering the Bible as an authoritative book, especially within Christianity in Latin America, Nataly’s objective is to respond with interpretations that respond liberally in the middle of patriarchal contexts. She is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church of Peru.