Robert Jay Rivera

Assistant Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
PhD., Boston CollegeM.T.S., Harvard Divinity SchoolB.A., New York University

Dr. Robert J. Rivera is Assistant Professor of Theology at St. John’s University, NY. He earned his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College. Dr. Rivera’s research and teaching interests focus on Latina/o/x and Latin American theologies, Theology and Social Theories, and contemporary Christologies. He is currently working a book length manuscript that develops a Christology of liberation in the context of globalization and exclusion for the T&T Clark Studies in Edward Schillebeeckx Series. With Michele Saracino, he co-edited the book, Enfleshing Theology: Embodiment, Discipleship, and Politics in the Work of M. Shawn Copeland, Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortess Academic, 2018. A Nuyorican (New York born Puerto Rican), Dr. Rivera and his partner have three sons, and they enjoy road trips, sports, movies and ice cream.

Undergraduate

Perspectives on Christianity

Liberation Theologies

Global Catholicism

Graduate

Liberation Theologies

Creation

Rivera, Robert, and Michele Saracino, eds. Enfleshing Theology: Embodiment, Discipleship, and Politics in the Work of M. Shawn Copeland, Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortess Academic, 2018.

American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Theological Society of America, College Theology Society, Puerto Rican Studies Association.