BIOGRAPHY

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Francisco Lozada, Jr., Charles Fischer Catholic Associate Professor of New Testament and Latina/o Church Studies. 

Francisco Lozada, Jr. is Charles Fischer Catholic Professor of New Testament and Latinx Studies. Dr. Lozada holds a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christianity from Vanderbilt University. His recent scholarship addresses issues of cultural and ideological interpretation in exploration of how the Bible is employed and deployed in ethnic/racial communities. Dr. Lozada facilitates immersion travel seminars to Guatemala and various locations along the US-Mexico borderlands

Dr. Lozada’s most recent publications concern cultural and ideological interpretation while exploring how the Bible is employed and deployed in ethnic/racial communities. As a teacher, he co-led immersion travel seminars to Guatemala to explore colonial/postcolonial issues and, most recently, to El Paso, TX to study life and society in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

In 2014-15 Dr. Lozada was part of a leadership team for the Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning in Theology and Religion Workshop for Pre-Tenture Theological School Faculty. In April 2019, Dr. Lozada received The Catherine Saylor Hill Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Brite Divinity School (April 2019). Dr. Lozada is Roman Catholic and married to Wendi Lozada-Smith (Disciples of Christ) and they have two children.