Margarita Suarez

Associate Professor of Religious and Ethical Studies

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Work Experience

Professional biography

Margarita joined the Meredith faculty in 2001 and received tenure in 2008. Her area of concentration is religion and culture, specializing in contextual concerns within global liberation theologies. Her dissertation, “’Hasta la Victoria Siempre’: Birthing Cuban Feminist Theology,” is an ethnographic view into the lives and religious thought of three Cuban women –pastor/theologians.

Dr. Suarez courses focus on culture, history and theology, often with concerns of gender.  She teaches courses in Christian Thought and Ethics, Women and the Bible, Anthropology of Religion World Religions, Introduction to Biblical Literature and History. Her most recent publication is an encyclopedia entry on Religion in Cuba for the Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, 2nd edition, 2014. Her current research interests are the variety of religious expression in Cuba and the use of ethnographic research methodologies within religious scholarship.

Dr. Suarez is faculty advisor for Meredith’s Muslim Student Association.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Northwestern University

M.Div., Harvard Divinity School

B.A., Fordham University


Research

Her current research interests are the variety of religious expression in Cuba and the use of ethnographic research methodologies within religious scholarship.

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