Contributors
Teresa Delgado is an assistant professor of religious studies at Iona College. Her
Ph.D. dissertation focused on the development of an emancipatory Puerto
Rican theology that employs literature as a critical source. She is author of
“Prophesy Freedom: Puerto Rican Women’s Literature as a Source for Latina
Feminist Theology” (2002).
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is a professor of theology and women’s studies and direc-
tor of Women’s Studies at Shaw University. Her research focuses on issues
of theology, justice, violence, and the way that religious ritual and music aids
notions of liberation. She is the author of numerous books, including Refiner’s
Fire: A Religious Engagement with Violence (2001) and Exorcising Evil: A Wom-
anist Perspective on the Spirituals (1997).
James H. Evans Jr. is the Robert K. Davies Professor of Systematic Theology at
Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He is also a minister within the American
Baptist Churches, USA denomination. As a member of the second generation
of black theology, Evans has made a major contribution to the systematic pre-
sentation of black theology, as well as being a leader in the theological analysis
of literature within the context of black religious studies. He is the author of
numerous books including We Have Been Believers: An African American Sys-
tematic Theology (1992) and Spiritual Empowerment in Afro American Literature
(1987).
Joseph De León completed his Ph.D. in the arts and religion at the Graduate Theo-
logical Union. He is currently an independent scholar.
Suzanne E. Hoeferkamp Segovia recently completed her Ph.D. with a dissertation
titled “A Theory of Creativity, Divine and Human.” Her research and teaching
interests lie in theologies of culture, the visual arts, and systematic theology.
Angel F. Méndez Montoya was born in Mexicali, Mexico, and has lived in the
United States for the past fourteen years. He is a Dominican friar (the Order
of Preachers) and is a member of the U.S. Southern Dominican Province. Be-
fore becoming a Dominican friar, he was a professional dancer for ten years
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