DR. NICHOLE M. FLORES is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. She researches the constructive contributions of Catholic and Latinx theologies to notions of justice and aesthetics as applied in public life. Her research in practical ethics addresses issues of politics, migration, family, gender, economics (labor and consumption), race and ethnicity, and ecology. She teaches courses on Latinx religion, Catholic theology and ethics, religion and democracy, and bioethics.
Dr. Flores is author of The Aesthetics of Solidarity: Our Lady of Guadalupe and American Democracy (Georgetown University Press, 2021). She has also published essays in the Journal of Religious Ethics, the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and Modern Theology among other academic journals and edited book volumes. She is a contributing author on the masthead at America: The Jesuit Review of Faith & Culture.
In 2015, Dr. Flores was honored with the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for best essay in academic theology by a junior scholar from the Catholic Theological Society of America. Dr. Flores earned an A.B. in government from Smith College, an M.Div. from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College.