Sofia Betancourt

Religious Studies/ African American Studies

Sofia Betancourt (Religious Studies) received a B.S. from Cornell University in 1997 and an M.Div from Starr King School for the Ministry (a member school of the Graduate Theological Union) in 2003. She is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and has focused her intellectual and professional commitments on the intersection of postcolonial theory and liberation theology as a nexus for nourishing activism and social justice work. Betancourt’s primary research interests are womanist and mujerista postcolonial/liberation theologies, their impact on religious ethics, and the connection of key protest writers to the construction of theologies that sustain contemporary activism.