Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr Gemma Cruz

Dr Gemma Cruz

Catholic Thought and Practice

gemma.cruz@acu.edu.au

BSc, MA, PhD

Gemma Cruz is a former Fellow at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University in Chicago, USA. Her main area of research is migration theologies. She also does research in missiology, liberationist theologies, Asian theologies, and theologies on women and gender issues.

Gemma’s research projects include “Faith on the Move: Christianity and the Intercultural Church,” (ACURF) “Asian Catholicism and Globalization” (ACU-IRPS and Georgetown’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs), and “Christian Mission and Multicultural Relations” (Australian Theology Research Foundation, Inc).

Key Publications:

‘Brothers and Sisters Across Borders: Theological Perspectives on Catholic Transnationalism’. In Migration, Catholicism and Transnationalism, edited by Dominic Pasura and Marta Bivand Erdal. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, forthcoming.

Toward a Theology of Migration: Social Justice and Religious Experience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

‘Christianity and the Cause of Women in Asia’. In The Oxford Handbook on Christianity in Asia, edited by Felix Wilfred, et. al, 302-214. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

‘Toward an Ethic of Risk: Catholic Social Teaching and Immigration Reform’, Studies in Christian Ethics 24, no. 3 (2011): 294-310.

An Intercultural Theology of Migration: Pilgrims in the Wilderness. Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2010.

‘Between Identity and Security: Theological Implications of Migration in the Context of Globalization’, Theological Studies 69 (2008): 357-375.