Cecilia Titizano

Cecilia Titizano

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Cecilia Titizano earned an MS in international and agricultural development from UC Davis and an MTS in theological studies from the Franciscan School of Theology. A native of Bolivia. Titizano holds a PhD in philosophical theology from Graduate Theological Union. Titizano is a constructive comparative theologian. She specializes in Indigenous thought and Christian theology with an emphasis on Trinitarian pneumatology and feminist and liberationist theologies. Her transdisciplinary research focuses on indigenous philosophies and spiritualities, feminist epistemology, and decoloniality. She currently serves as a board member for Memoria Indígena, a Latin American organization dedicated to “recognizing and remembering indigenous Christians’ memories in Abya Yala,” and is a member of the Comunidad de Teólogas Indígenas del Abya Yala.

Professor Titizano currently teaches courses on indigenous religions and ethics and religions in Latin America.


  • Andean Philosophy
  • Comparative Theology
  • Latinxs Studies

Research Areas

  • Indigenous philosophies
  • Decolonization
  • Feminist epistemologies
  • Latin America
  • Comparative theology


  • Co-Chair, Indigenous Religious Unit AAR West Region
  • Board Member, Memoria Indigena
  • Board Member, Instituto Hispano


  • Graduate Theological Union, Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology, 2019
  • Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, M.T.S. in Theological Studies, 2011
  • UC Davis, M. S. in International Agricultural Development, 2000
  • NUR University - Bolivia,B. A. in Social Communication, 1993

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor in Theology, Santa Clara University
  • Director of Instituto Hispano, Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University
  • Director of Social Justice Ministry, Catholic Charities - Diocese of Stockton

Awards & Distinctions

  • Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship Award - Louisville Institute, 2020
  • Graduate Theological Union, Newhall Award, Teaching, and Research Fellowship, 2017
  • Society of Jesus, Excellency in Service Award, 2013
  • Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) Scholar Award, 2011

Selected Publications

  • “Salvation as Cosmic Restoration: An Andean Eschatology,” NAIITS Journal volume 18 (2020)
  • “Mama Pacha Creator and Sustainer Spirit of God” in Viejos Dilemas, Nuevos Dilemas: Religión e Interculturalidad Desde una Mirada Pluralista. Horizontes Decoloniales N 3 (2017)