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Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought: Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee - 2021

Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee

Benedictine University will host distinguished Catholic theologian Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee for two virtual lectures exploring the diversity of global Catholicism and the challenges faced by women in today’s Church:

  • “Oye: The Role of Latinx Communities in Our Storied Church” on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM CT and
  • “Listen: What #MeToo and #ChurchToo Can Teach the Catholic Church” on Thursday, October 21 at 12:20 PM CT.

Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee is a Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College.  Her research interests focus on Catholic ecclesiology, in particular the intersection of ecclesial identity with feminist and Latinx Catholic thought. Her book, Cuéntame, explores how narratives shape ecclesiology, which is the study of the church. She is also interested in the relationship between Catholic theology, sexuality, and education; the intersection of Mariology and ecclesiology; intercultural theology; gender studies; and the relationship of women, the poor and other marginalized groups to church structure and governance.

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