Noemi Vega QuiƱones

Graduate Candidate in Religious Ethics


Noemi Vega Quiñones was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and migrated to the United States when she was five with her mother and two younger siblings. Her undergraduate research focused on severe mental illness and burden of care in Mexican American communities of California's central valley. Noemi’s master’s research focused on covenant epistemology and an evangélica theology of Emmanuel to begin deconstructing racialized theologies. She is the recipient of the Thesis of the Year award from Fresno Pacific University, the Mustang Fellowship from Southern Methodist University, and the Schubert M. Ogden Award for Academic Excellence in Theology. Noemi is an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, has worked as a Teaching Assistant at Southern Methodist University, and is currently conducting her field research for her dissertation. Noemi’s research interests include socio theological racial formation, womanist and Latina feminist theologies, borderland epistemologies, virtue and migration Ethics, and theologies of buen vivir. Noemi hopes to contribute to anti-racialization work within the Christian church and en conjunto with her communities.


Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Rebekah Miles



Kohn Rivera, Natalia, Noemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson. Hermanas: Profundiza en tu Identidad y Aumenta tu Influencia. Miami: Editorial Patmos, 2020. 

Kohn Rivera, Natalia, Noemi Vega Quiñones, and Kristy Garza Robinson, Hermanas: Deepening our Identity and Growing our Influence. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2019. 

“Malachi.”The Anabaptist Community Bible. Forthcoming. By invitation. Final draft accepted March 20, 2023. 

Review of Apostles of Change: Latino Radical Politics, Church Occupations, and the Fight to Save the Barrio, by Felipe Hinojosa. Anabaptist Witness, 9:2 (October 2022). 

Review of Justice and the Way of Jesus: Christian Ethics and the Incarnational Discipleship of Glen Stassen, edited by David P. Gushee and Reggie L. Williams. Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics, 42:2 (Fall/Winter 2022). 

“Why Latino Christians Treasure January 6.” Compiled by Morgan Lee. Christianity Today, January 6, 2022.

“Prayers and Quotations for Contemplation.” Christianity Today, August 23, 2021. quotations.html

“Go and Make Disciples. But First, Stop: The crucial first step of ministry begins with the Holy Spirit.” Christianity Today, (September 2019).


"Does Luck (Have) Matter?: Learning Christian Ethics in Contexts of Migration," The Society of Christian Ethics Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, January 4-7, 2024.

“Ten Years After Latina Evangélicas: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Healing from Racial Formation,” Society of Pentecostal Studies, Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 2023.

“Tracing Latina Migrant Agency from the Mexico/U.S. Border.” Poster. The Society of Christian Ethics Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, January 5-8, 2023.

“Reclaiming Consent: A Latinx Ideological Hermeneutic on Rahab in the Wakes of #MeToo and #ChurchToo.” American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature: Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum, San Antonio, Texas, November 2021.

“Response to Charles Mathews: We Are the Times: Living in an Apocalyptic Era.” Southern Methodist University Maguire Symposium, Dallas, Texas, October 2021.

“An Embodied Critical Hope as a Virtue in Peacemaking.” Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre Ninth Biennial Graduate Student Conference, June 2021.

“The Fire this Time: Reflections on a Year of Racial Reckoning.” Christianity Today, Webinar, May 2021.

Fellowships and Awards:

2023 Schubert M. Ogden Award for Academic Excellence in Theology 

2022-2023 Hispanic Theological Initiative En Conjunto Fellowshi

2020-2025 Southern Methodist University Mustang Fellowship