Our Lady of Café con Leche: The Catholic Imagination of Mexican women in America

Tue, Jun 1 at 7:00pm
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Socorro Castañeda-LilesSanta Clara University


Free and open to the public. This event will be held online through Zoom (registration required) and live-streamed to YouTube. This event is part of a webinar series on Hispanic Catholic TheologyThis event and series is made possible by a generous grant from the Our Sunday Visitor Institute.

Socorro Castañeda-Liles is Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research, writing, and teaching interests include Sociology of Religion, Catholic Studies, Lived Religion Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Sociology; Ethnographic Methods, Feminist Studies, and the interlocking of Race, Class, Gender, Religion, & Sexuality. She is author of Our Lady of Everyday Life: Contextualizing Narratives on Everyday Faith, Devotion, and Existence Across Generations of U.S. Mexican Women (Oxford University Press, 2018), a sociological analysis of the devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe among Mexican origin women. Her current research project “Young Latinas and their lived religion: family expectations, romance, and college life” focuses on first, second, and third generation U.S. born Latinas, examining the ways young women negotiate traditional family expectations, their spirituality, and college culture. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, The Louisville Institute, Hispanic Theological Initiative, UC Mexus (University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States), Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and The Ignatian Institute for Jesuit Education.