Carmen Nanko-Fernández

Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández, a self-described Hurban@́ (Hispanic and urban) theologian, is professor of Hispanic theology and ministry and the director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. Her scholarship focuses on Latin@́ theologies, Catholic social teaching, interreligious, ecumenical and intercultural relations, im/migration, sport and theology, and the intersections between faith and popular culture with particular attention to béisbol/baseball. Nanko-Fernández has presented in a variety of academic and pastoral venues, including a conference at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Her publications include the book Theologizing en Espanglish (Orbis) and she is currently completing ¿El Santo? Baseball and the Canonization of Roberto Clemente, which is under contract with the Sport and Religion series of Mercer University Press. A past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), she received their Virgilio Elizondo Award for “distinguished achievement in theology” in 2012.

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