Faculty


Cathal Doherty SJ

Program Director

A native of County Donegal in the north of Ireland, Cathal Doherty is a Jesuit priest of the Irish province. Prior to joining the faculty at USF in...

Courses:

Catholic Thought, Theories of Ethics, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Catholic Thought, Christian Sacraments, Christian Forgiveness, Grace: Christian Transcendence, Ethics

Jorge Aquino

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5971

Jorge A. Aquino, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, specializing in Latin American and U.S. Latinx...

Education:

PhD, Graduate Theological Union

Expertise:

Latin American theology and religious history, Liberation Theology, Race Theory and Faith-Based Social Movements

Courses:

GTWY: Decolonizing Humanities, Special Topics, Religion in Latin America, Panamerican Saints: Hagiography and Politics, Teología de la Liberación, Methods and Theories in THRS, Panamerican Saints: Hagiography and Politics, Religion in Latin America, Ethics, Liberation Theology in Spanish

Stephen Black

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-5726

Professor Black's research and teaching examines the intersections of classical Greco-Roman culture, philosophy and religion, and their influence...

Education:

PhD Graduate Theological Union

Courses:

Ancient Epic: The Art of War, Classical Mythology, Greek and Roman Religion, Directed Study, The Origins of Judaism and Christianity, Greek and Roman Culture and Literature, Ancient Philosophy, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Mystery of God/Mystery of the Human Person, Greek and Roman Religion, Directed Reading

Erin Brigham

Adjunct Professor
(415) 422-2912

Erin Brigham is the Director of The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Social Thought and the Ignatian Tradition. She has taught Catholic...

Expertise:

Catholic theology and ethics

Courses:

Special Topics, Special Topic Seminar, Catholic Social Thought, Women, Poverty, and Catholic Social Thought

Martin Claussen

Professor
(415) 422-6726

Martin A. Claussen received his PhD from the University of Virginia. His areas of interest include Ancient and Medieval Europe.

Education:

PhD, University of Virginia

Courses:

European Civilization, The Ancient Near East, The Classical Mediterranean World, 1200 B.C. to 31 A.D., Late Antiquity, Directed Study, Late Antiquity and the Dawn of the Middle Ages, Western Heritage

Lilian Dube

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5031

Lilian Dube is an associate professor and former chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Francisco where she...

Education:

DTh (Missiology), University of Stellenbosch | STM, Columbia University | Grad CE, University of Zimbabwe | MA, University of Zimbabwe | BA Honors, University of Zimbabwe | BA General, University of Zimbabwe

Courses:

Methods and Theories in THRS, African Theol/Cosmologies, Feminist Theology from the Third World(s), Theology in HIV/AIDS Contexts

Susana Kaiser

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5141

Susana Kaiser teaches at the Media Studies Department. She earned her PhD from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at...

Education:

BA, Advertising, The Jesuit University of El Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina | MA, The Department of Communication, Hunter College of the City University of New York | PhD, The Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Courses:

Latin American Cinema, Human Rights and International Law, Media History, Latin American Cinema, Human Rights & Film, Special Topics in Media Studies, Directed Study, Race, Ethnicity, & Media, Media, Memory, History, Honors Seminar in Media Studies

Daniel Kendall S.J.

Professor
(415) 422-6817

Born in Miami, AZ, Father Kendall spent his childhood and adolescent years in Phoenix. Upon graduation from the Jesuit High School in Phoenix in 1957...

Courses:

Sacred Scripture, Introduction to Sacred Scripture, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Directed Reading

Mark Miller

Associate Professor
(415) 422-6415

Mark T. Miller is Associate Professor of systematic theology and Associate Director of the St. Ignatius Institute. His interests focus on...

Education:

PhD, Theology, Boston College, 2008 | MA, Theology, Boston College, 2004 | BS, Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1996

Expertise:

Anthropology, Soteriology, Political theology, Trinity, Christology

Courses:

Theories of Ethics, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Directed Study, Mystery of God/Mystery of the Human Person, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Who is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology, Philippine Theology and the Revolutions, Ethics, Directed Reading, Philippine Theology and the Revolutions

Vijaya Nagarajan

Associate Professor
(415) 422-5837

Vijaya Nagarajan is an associate professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies. She is currently Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies. In addition to teaching at the University of San Francisco, she has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.

Education:

PhD, South Asian Language and Literatures, UC Berkeley | MA, South Asian Studies, UC Berkeley | BS Political Economy of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley | College of Engineering, Honor’s Program, Women’s Studies University of Maryland College Park

Courses:

Directed Study, Commons: Land, Water and Air, Environmental Studies Internship, FYS: First-Year Seminar, Religion and the Environment, Hinduism, Community Internships, Directed Reading

Vincent Pizzuto

Professor
(415) 422-5299

Vincent Pizzuto, PhD, is a Professor of New Testament in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He...

Education:

PhD (STD), 2003, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Courses:

Sacred Scripture, St Ignatius Institute Symposium, Introduction to Sacred Scripture, Portraits of Christ: An Introduction to the Four Gospels., Christian Contemplative Practice I: Experience, Christian Contemplative Practice II: Mystical Theology, Directed Reading

Michael Stanfield

Professor
(415) 422-6422

Michael Edward Stanfield, PhD, University of New Mexico, 1992, is an historian of modern Latin America, focusing on topics in the social and cultural...

Education:

PhD, University of New Mexico | MA, San Diego State University | BA, UC Berkeley

Courses:

Special Topics, Latin American Perspectives, Colonial Latin America, Brazil and Amazonia, The Southern Cone, Andean Nations, Brazil and Amazonia, Latin American Perspectives, The Southern Cone, Andean Nations

Contact Info

Catholic Studies and Social Thought

Kalmanovitz Hall, 2nd Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080
(415) 422-5200 (415) 422-2206