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Robert Jay Rivera

Assistant Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College

Robert J. Rivera, earned his PhD in Systematic Theology from Boston College.  His dissertation, A Christology of Liberation in the Age of Globalization and Exclusion: The Contributions of Edward Schillebeeckx and Jon Sobrino, develops a christology of liberation as a critical resource that enables excluded peoples to resist, redeem, and re-imagine globalization. Prof. Rivera was the recipient of the annual (2011-2012) Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award, which recognizes graduate teaching fellows and teaching assistants who distinguished themselves in classroom instruction at Boston College. He was also a North American Doctoral Fellow with the Fund for Theological Education (2012/2013). A New York born Puerto Rican, Dr. Rivera and his partner have three sons, and they enjoy road trips, sports, movies and ice cream.

Educational Background
B.A., New York University, New York, NY, Sociology (focus on social issues in the U.S.)
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, Theology (focus on theology and culture)
PhD., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, Systematic Theology (focus on liberation Christologies; ethics minor with focus on race and racism.)