Dr. Elaine Padilla

- Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology
– Director of Assessment of Academic Programs

Office phone: 212.870.1202
E-Mail: epadilla@nyts.edu

Educational Background

  • PhD, Theological and Philosophical Studies,  Drew University

Religious Affiliation

  • Interdenominational

Elaine Padilla is Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology at New York Theological Seminary. Her theological analysis interweaves current philosophical discourse with Latin American and Latino/a thought, mysticism, and religious and gender studies.

She is the author of Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance with Fordham University Press (fall 2014).  She is also co-editor of a three-volume project with Peter C. Phan, Theology and Migration in World Christianity being published by Palgrave MacMillan. The first volume entitled Contemporary Issues of Migration and Theology is already in print. Forthcoming are: Theology of Migration in the Abrahamic Religions (2014) and Christianities in Migration: The Global Perspective (2015).

Among her other recent publications are the essays “The Eros of Intersubjective Becomings,” in Seeking Common Ground (A festschrift for Joseph Bracken), and “Border-Crossing and Exile,” in Cross Currents. She has also co-authored “A Proximity of Love” with Stephanie M. Crumpton, published in Perspectivas; and “Where Are the Pentecostals in an Age of Empire?” with Dale T. Irvin, published in Evangelicals and Empire.

She is a member of the American Academy of Religion where she is on the Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America.


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