The Ethics of Immigration

Tue, May 25 at 7:00pm
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Nichole FloresUniversity of Virginia

Victor CarmonaUniversity of San Diego


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.

Nichole M. Flores is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her scholarship focuses on the significance of Catholic ethics in plural social, political, and ecclesial contexts—particularly in Catholicism’s contributions to public conceptions of justice, emotion, and aesthetics in the life of democracy. She has been published in the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Journal of Religious Ethics, and Modern Theology and is a contributing author at America Magazine. Her forthcoming book is titled The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy, an exploration of the relationship between religious aesthetics and justice in the pursuit of the societal common good. Professor Flores earned an AB in government from Smith College, an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in theological ethics from Boston College.

Victor Carmona is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego (Ph.D. Moral Theology and Christian Ethics, Notre Dame). Before becoming a moral theologian,  he served migrants and urban communities with the Mexican Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEM-Movilidad Humana) and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. His research engages Catholic social thought, immigration ethics, and theologies of migration. His dual aim is to draw from the wisdom the Catholic tradition offers to create more just immigration systems and to nurture its ability to do so in increasingly pluralistic and interdependent societies. Recent publications include chapters on immigration in Value and Vulnerability: An Interfaith Dialogue on Human Dignity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2020), and in Sex, Love, and Families: Catholic Perspectives (Liturgical Press, 2020).