Nichole M. Flores

Assistant Professor

Gibson Hall, S-433


  • AB in Government, Smith College
  • MDiv, Yale Divinity School
  • PhD in Theological Ethics, Boston College

Research Interests

Dr. Flores’ research emphasizes the contributions of Catholic and U.S. Latinx theologies to notions of justice, emotion, and aesthetics as they relate to the common good within plural socio-political contexts. In practical ethics, her work addresses issues of migration, labor, consumption, race and ethnicity, family, and politics.


  • Undergraduate
    • Slavery and Liberation: A Theological Inquiry
    • Discipleship and Martyrdom 
    • Theological Bioethics 
    • Do We Have Faith in Democracy?
  • Graduate
    • Religion and the Common Good 
    • Ethics and Aesthetics 
    • Contemporary Catholic Theology in Global Perspective 
  • First-Year Advising Seminars (COLA)
    • Religion and the 2020 Elections 

Selected Publications 

  • Greed, in Cloutier D, Bennett JM Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Washington, D.C. The Catholic University of America Press ; 2019. pp. 73-88.
  • We Who Believe in Freedom: Ella Baker’s Creed, in: Marsh C, Tuttle S, Rhodes D Can I Get a Witness: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans ; 2019. pp. 119-134.
  • "Our Sister, Mother Earth": Solidarity and Familial Ecology in Laudato Si', Journal of Religious Ethics [Internet]. 2018;46 (3) :463-478.
  • “Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Human Trafficking,” Journal of Religious Ethics 46, no. 2 (June 2018). (Recipient of the 2015 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for best essay in academic theology by a junior scholar from Catholic Theological Society of America)
  • “Trinity and Justice: A Theological Response to the Sexual Assault of Migrant Women,”Journal of Religion and Society 20, no. 1 (2018).
  • “When Discourse Breaks Down: Race and Aesthetic Solidarity in the U.S. Catholic Church,” in Polarization in the Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal, Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce, eds. Minneapolis, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016.

  • “The Personal is Political: Toward a Vision of Justice in Latina Theology,” in Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church, Linda Hogan and Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, eds. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2014.

  • “Latina/o Families: Solidarity and the Common Good,” in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Tobias Winright and Mark Allman, eds. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, December 2013.

Select Awards and Grants

  • 2017 Yale Center for Faith and Culture Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant
  • 2016 Mellon Global South Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures
  • 2015 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for best academic essay in theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America for essay, “Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Modern Day Slavery”