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Theresa L. Torres

Theresa L. Torres

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Sociology, and Latina/o Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Field of Study: Religion and Society 

Theresa Torres is a second generation Mexican American. She completed her doctoral studies at Catholic University and is Associate Professor of Latinx and Latin American Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her area of studies is in the field of religion and culture with special emphasis on Latine in the United States. Using ethnographic field studies, her current research is on the impact of religion and spirituality in the lives of Latina Leaders and the role of Latinas in religious and civic organizations.