Rebecca Berrú Davis


Dr. Rebecca Berrú Davis is Assistant Professor in Theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. Rebecca earned her degree in Art and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and is interested in the intersection of art, faith, and justice to understand the spiritual and religious expressions of those located on the margins of society. Her ethnographic research is focused on Latin American and U.S. Latina women’s creative, religious activity in the home and in the community. Current projects take her to women’s art collectives located in the shantytowns outside of Lima, Peru and to communities along the U.S./Mexico Border. In addition to teaching, she was appointed the first Hispanic Outreach Coordinator at Montana State University Billings. Awards include the Hispanic Theological Initiative Fellowship, a two-year Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship at St. John’s School of Theology and University in Collegeville, MN, and two Wabash Teaching Fellowships. Rebecca also curates art exhibits, such as, Picturing Paradise, Latin America Crafting Change, and Manos Inspiradas, as a way to educate, inspire, and draw attention to issues related to art and justice. Her writing has been included in the Handbook of Women Studies in Religion (2021), the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theologies (2015), and in the Journal of U.S. Catholic Historian (2017 & 2013).