Lois Ann Lorentzen is Professor of Social Ethics in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Francisco (USF), Chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department, Co-Director of the Center for Latin@ Studies in the Americas (CELASA), and Principal Investigator for The Religion and Immigration Project. Professor Lorentzen received her PhD in Social Ethics at the University of Southern California. Prior to coming to USF she taught at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She has also taught at the Iberoamerican Universities in Mexico City, Puebla, Mexico, and Tijuana, Mexico, and at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. Professor Lorentzen is the author of Etica Ambiental (Environmental Ethics) and Raisingthe Bar and co-editor of On the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana: the intersection of religion, politics, and identity in new migrant communities; Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context, and Religion; Religion/Globalization: Theories and Cases; The Women and War Reader;Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity and the Americas; and, The Gendered New WorldOrder: Militarism, the Environment and Development. She is Associate Editor for the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature and the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, and has written numerous articles in the fields of women and war, religion and violence, religion and immigration, and gender and the environment.