Biography

Luis Enrique “Kique” Bazan is a longtime advocate for justice with years of experience working with human rights and advocacy organizations. Originally from Lima, Peru, Kique earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the Pontifical Catholic University in Lima, a master’s in theology and religious studies, and a doctorate in organization and leadership from USF. He spends most of his time being a staff member for the Office of International Initiatives and University Ministry connecting with people and global community-based organizations that focus on issues related to migration, children’s rights, leadership, and peace and reconciliation.

Luis Enrique’s latest publication is called La Formación del Entumecimiento: ensayo sobre los dispositivos de control del sujeto social [The Formation of Numbness: an essay on the control devices of the social subject] where he reflects on his experience of community-based work from a critical hermeneutics’ perspective. In this work, he analyzes the challenge of supporting the undocumented community in the Bay Area during the Trump administration. 

Education
IPECAL, Doctoral degree in Knowledge and Culture in Latin America, 2020
University Of San Francisco, Ed.D in Organization and Leadership, 2009
University Of San Francisco, M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies, 2004
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, B.A. in Education, 2000
Experience
Associate Director for Immersions, University of San Francisco
Associate Director for Global Social Justice and Community Action, University of San Francisco
Research Associate, The Religion and Immigration Project, University of San Francisco
Expertise
Global Education and Leadership
Immigration
Critical Theory
Street children and working children in Latin America
Selected Publications

Bazan, L. La Formación del Entumecimiento: ensayo sobre los dispositivos de control del sujeto social. [The Formation of Numbness: an essay on the control devices of the social subject] Ed. Nómada, Mexico. Dec 2020.

Bazan, L. El Entumecimiento Subjetivo: Dispositivo de Lectura de la Época. Revista Sílex 10 (n1, enero - junio), 12-30. Fall 2020

Latino Immigration, Faith, and Community Organizing: The San Francisco Experience, in Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism in the United States: The Challenge of Becoming a Church for the Poor. Luis Enrique Bazan, Adriana Guzman, Lorena Melgarejo, Lane Center Series, Vol. 3 Fall 2015

Ahora la Luz: Transnational Gangs and the State, in On the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: the intersection of religion, politics, and identity in new migrant communities. Lois Ann Lorentzen, Liliana Harris, and Luis Enrique Bazan, Duke University Press, 2009

Migrant gangs, Religion, and Tattoo removal, Peace Review Magazine, Lois Ann Lorentzen, Liliana Harris, and Luis Enrique Bazan, December, 2002

Awards & Distinctions

Fr. William J. Dunne Awards: Demonstrated excellence to USF and the community at large through service, creativity, innovation, and leadership, above and beyond the scope of regular job duties.