Biography

Raúl E. Zegarra

Raúl E. Zegarra is the author of four books, multiple book chapters, academic articles, and translations. Raúl received his PhD from The University of Chicago, and holds master's degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the University of Notre Dame, respectively. His research focuses on the relationship between faith and politics, with particular emphasis on how this relationship shapes the identity and commitments of minoritized groups. He currently teaches at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and is part of the editorial team at the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Among his recent awards, Raúl has received the New Scholar Essay Prize for Catholic Studies in the Americas (Fordham University, 2023), the Max Weber Kolleg Research Fellowship (University of Erfurt, 2022), and the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise (University of Heidelberg, 2021). He is also a regular op-ed contributor to Peruvian newspaper El Comercio. Raúl recently finished his fourth book, A Revolutionary Faith, (Stanford UP, 2023) on liberation theology’s contributions to a theory of social justice that welcomes the role of religious commitments, and is currently working on a new book project—Questioning Latinidad—that attempts to problematize some of the assumptions of Latinx theology regarding the relationship between race, gender, and religion.  

For access to selected publications by Dr. Zegarra, see Academia.edu or Research Gate.