Noemi Vega Quiñones
BA, California State University, Fresno / MA, Fresno Pacific University Biblical Seminary/ PhD, Southern Methodist University (Present)
Noemi was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was five. Her undergraduate research in Mexican American mental health prevalence introduced the paucity of access to appropriate health care for ethnic communities. Noemi’s master’s research focused on utilizing covenant epistemology and an evangélica theology of Emmanuel to begin deconstructing racialized theologies. She is the recipient of the Thesis of the Year award from Fresno Pacific University and the Mustang Fellowship from Southern Methodist University. Noemi’s research interests include socio theological racial formation, pneumatology, womanist and mujerista theologies, covenant epistemology, Mexican indigenous epistemologies, and christology. Noemi hopes to contribute to anti-racialization work within the Christian church and en conjunto with her communities to explore new images of Christ through healing epistemologies.