Nichole M. Flores
Gibson Hall, S-433
- AB in Government, Smith College
- MDiv, Yale Divinity School
- PhD in Theological Ethics, Boston College
Dr. Flores researches the constructive contributions of Catholic and Latinx theologies to notions of justice and aesthetics to the life of democracy. Her research in practical ethics addresses issues of democracy, migration, family, gender, economics (labor and consumption), race and ethnicity, and ecology.
- Religion, Media, and Democracy
- Do We Still Have Faith in Democracy?
- Slavery and Liberation: A Theological Inquiry
- Discipleship and Martyrdom
- Religion, Ethics, and Health Care
- Graduate Seminars
- Aesthetics, Theology, and Ethics
- Contemporary Catholic Theologies
- Religion and the Common Good
- First-Year Advising Seminars (COLA)
- Religion, Tradition, and Social Justice in Charlottesville
- Religion and the 2020 Elections
The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy. (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2021).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
- “Rootedness on the Slippery Earth: Migration in a Time of Social Upheaval,” in Religion Justice and Social Upheaval, eds. Matthew T. Eggemeier, Peter Joseph Fritz, and Karen V. Guth (New York, NY: Fordham University Press, 2022): 112-123.
- “Mercy as a Public Virtue,” Journal of Religious Ethics 48, no. 3 (September 2020): 458-472.
- “Ethics from Marginalized Perspectives,” Reimagining the Moral Life: On Lisa Sowle Cahill’s Contributions to Christian Ethics, eds. KC Choi, Sarah Moses, and Andrea Vicini. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2020): 149-160.
- “Capitalism and the Face of the Oppressed: A Response to Kathryn Tanner and Devin Singh.” Modern Theology. Forthcoming 2020.
- “A Response to Emily Reimer-Berry's ‘Another Pro-Life Movement is Possible’ - Power, Politics, and the Pro-Life Movement .” Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America. 2019;74: 39-42.
- “Greed.” Naming Our Sins: How Recognizing the Seven Deadly Vices Can Renew the Sacrament of Reconciliation. David Cloutier and Jana Bennett, eds. Washington, D.C. The Catholic University of America Press; 2019. pp. 73-88.
- “We Who Believe in Freedom: Ella Baker’s Creed.” Can I Get a Witness: Thirteen Peacemakers, Community-Builders, and Agitators for Faith and Justice. Charles Marsh, Shea Tuttle, and Dan Rhodes, eds. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans; 2019. pp. 119-134.
- "Our Sister, Mother Earth": Solidarity and Familial Ecology in Laudato Si'.” Journal of Religious Ethics. 2018;46 (3): 463-478.
- “Trinity and Justice: A Theological Response to the Sexual Assault of Migrant Women.” Journal of Religion and Society. 2018;16 (1): 39-51.
- “Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Human Trafficking.” Journal of Religious Ethics. 2018;46 (2): 360–377.
Selected Digital Publications
- “Mr. Peña Returns from Washington: Federico Peña made history as mayor of Denver. Now he is imagining a better church.”
Political Theology Network:
The Miller Center (with Charles Mathewes)
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”