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Department ofReligious Studies

Ana María Pineda

Ana María Pineda, R.S.M., S.T.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Pineda, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, is a graduate of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago (M.A.) and the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain (S.T.D.).

A native of El Salvador, Professor Pineda was on the faculty at Catholic Theological Union (CTU) in Chicago and was one of the founding members of the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI). She is the past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theology in the United States (ACHTUS). She served on the board of the Louisville Institute, the Bishops' Committee for Hispanic Affairs, and numerous others.

TESP 109  Hispanic Spirituality:  Our Lady Of Guadalupe
TESP 60  U.S. Hispanic Popular Religion
TESP 65   U.S. Hispanic Theology
TESP 165  Archbishop Romero and the Salvadoran Martyrs
TESP 175  Women's Theologies from the Margins

She has written numerous articles on Hispanic ministry, popular religiosity, pastoral practices, and the distinction between oral and literate cultures. With Robert Schreiter, Pineda co-edited Dialogue Rejoin: Theology and Ministry in the United States Hispanic Reality.

In the News

January 14, 2022

Ana María Pineda gives four lessons from Rutilio Grande, priest, prophet and martyr.

February 22, 2020

Ana María Pineda was quoted in CruxNational Catholic Reporter, and seven other sources about the beatification of Jesuit Rutilio Grande. 

November 8, 2019

Ana María Pineda was quoted in a Catholic News Service story, which ran in The CompassFranciscan Media, and three other outlets, about the lasting impact of the murders 30 years ago of Jesuit UCA leaders and others for seeking peace in El Salvador.