Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    Departmental Fellowships of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies include tuition grants up to the full amount of tuition and fees for the academic year and stipends up to $16,000 for the academic year. The actual amount awarded depends on financial need and academic performance. Grants and stipends are renewable each year that the student is registered in the program (up to the deadline for the completion of the degree). In addition, a small number of Teaching and Research Assistantships are occasionally available to doctoral students through Perkins School of Theology, as well as restricted scholarships and fellowships.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    Carlos Cardoza-OrlandiProfessor of Global Christianities and Mission Studies

     Isabel Docampo
    Associate Professor of Supervised Ministry
    Hugo Magallanes
    Associate Professor of Christianity and Culture
    Perkins School of Theology
    1997-1998 Doctoral, 1998-1999 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2001-2002 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Harold J. Recinos
    Professor of Church and Society
    Jeannie Treviño-Teddlie
    Director, Mexican American Program


    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    • The Mexican American Program (MAP) is an initiative committed to the ongoing work of recruiting, preparing, and providing continuing education to persons for ministry within the Latino/a community.
    • The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the varieties of religious life and expression within the Latino/a communities in the United States and in Latin America by encouraging and facilitating research in the area of Latino Christianity and religions; working in partnership with the various degree programs at Perkins School of Theology in preparing religious leaders to minister in a social and religious context in which the Latino population is an increasingly significant factor; sharing the results of new ventures in scholarship in these areas and the insights gained through this work in ways that will be of value to the churches, the academy, and the wider society.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    Bridwell Library Special Collections houses the EDICIONES DOS AMIGOS COLLECTION, an official repository for all publications of the outstanding private press of Buenos Aires, Argentina for which the collection is named. In addition, the Central University Digital Collections features Latin America and the Caribbean: Photographs Manuscripts and Imprints.

    Other Resources

    L@s Seminaristas-student group

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

    Paul Barton
    Associate Professor in the History of American Christianity and Missiology, & Director of Hispanic Church Studies
    Seminary of the Southwest
    1997-1998 Dissertation Year Fellow, 2000-2001 Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Ángel J. Gallardo
    2012-2013 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2013-2014 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    Julián Andrés González
    2010-2011 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2011-2012 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2013 Comprehensive Exams Year Scholar
    2013-2014 Dissertation Year Scholar
    Luis Pedraja
    Vice President
    Middle States Commission on Higher Education
    1997-1998 Post-Doctoral Fellow

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University is:

    Name:                  Lucy Cobbe
    Title:                     Assistant to the Director, Graduate Program in Religious Studies
    Telephone:          888-843-6564 or 214-768-2432
    Email:                   [email protected]