Ángel J. Gallardo

Associate Director of the Perkins Intern Program



Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2018; M.Div. Duke University Divinity School, 2009; B.A. Eastern University, 2006

Teaching Specialties

Christianity and Mesoamerican religions in the New World; history of Christian thought; Latino/a theology; modern study of religion; contemporary theories and critiques of religion and culture

Research Interests

Race and religion, liberation theologies, postcolonial/decolonial theory, borderlands and immigration, Bartolomé de Las Casas, history of colonial Latin America, early modern maps

Selected Publications

  • “Carta de Santiago,” Comentario Bíblico Contemporaneo: Nuevo Testamento, editora Roselee Velloso-Ewell (Comité Latinoamericano de Literatura Bíblica: San José, Costa Rica, 2016), 136-143.
  • Co-authored, “Trend or Transition: A Report on Interdisciplinary Work in the 2013-2014 Academic Job Market for the Humanities and Social Sciences.” (2015) SMU Digital Repository. Graduate Fellow Publications: Paper 1.
  • “Access to Medical Care: Hispanic Protestants.” (2011) Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, Edited by Urban Strategies, LLC.

Professional Distinctions

Member of the Board of Visitors, Duke University Divinity School; Treasurer, En Conjunto Association of the Hispanic Theological Initiative; Secretary, La Comunidad, the Association of U.S. Latino/a Scholars of Religion and Theology in the American Academy of Religion & the Society of Biblical Literature; Doctoral Fellow, the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions; Dissertation Fellow, Louisville Institute; Doctoral Fellow, Forum for Theological Exploration; Dissertation Fellow, Hispanic Theological Initiative /Luce Foundation; Graduate Research Fellow, Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute and the Embrey Human Rights Program at Southern Methodist University