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Xochitl Alvizo

Xochitl Alvizo

Associate Professor of Religious Studies California State University, Northridge

 Field of Study: Religion 

Xochitl Alvizo teaches in the area of Women and Religion and the Philosophy of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality at California State University, Northridge. Her research areas include feminist and queer theologies, congregational studies, ecclesiology, and the emerging church. She is co-founder of Feminism and Religion ( – an online project bringing together feminist voices from around the world to dialogue about feminism in religion –and, along with Gina Messina, is co-editor of the volume Women Religion Revolution (FSR Books, 2017). She most recently co-edited The Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion: Volume 2 (Cascade Books, 2022) with Terry Shoemaker and Rachel C. Schneider. She lives in Los Angeles, CA where she was also born and raised.