The Department of Religion

at Williams College

hidalgoJacqueline Hidalgo
Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion

Office: Hollander 211 Phone: 413-597-4763

Office Hours
By appointment

A.B.: Columbia University
M.A.: Union Theological Seminary in New York
Ph.D.: Claremont Graduate University

· LATS 105: Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations, and Expressions
· REL/LATSL/AMST 224: U.S. Latina/o Religions
· REL/LATS/AMST 227: Utopias and Americas
· REL/AMST 229: Reel Jesus: Reading the Christian Bible and Film in the U.S.A.
· REL/LATS/AFR 309: Scriptures and Race
· REL/LATS/AMST/ENVI 318 and Comp 328: California: Myths, Peoples, Places
· REL/COMP/WGSS 326T and LATS 426T: Queer Temporalities

Research Fields
· U.S. Latina/o Religions
· Religion and Culture
· Scriptures and Communities
· Utopias and Utopianism
· Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
· Apocalypticism

Program Connections
· Latina/o Studies
· Environmental Studies
· American Studies

Selected Publications


  • Reconquest of the Sacred: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Legacies of Revelation in Chican@ Aztlán  (in process).


          Article and Book Chapters:

  • “Reading from No Place: Towards a Hybrid and Ambivalent Study of Scriptures.” In Latino/a Biblical Hermeneutics: Problematic, Objectives, Strategies, ed. Fernando F. Segovia and Francisco Lozada. Semeia Studies (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2014).
  • “Struggling with Mindsets of Domination.” In Feminist Biblical Studies in the 20th Century, ed. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Vol. 20 of The Bible and Women: An Encyclopedia of Exegesis and Cultural History (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2014).
  • “The Politics of Reading: U.S. Latinas, Biblical Studies, and ‘Retrofitted Memory’ in Demetria Martínez’s Mother Tongue.” The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no. 2 (2013): 120-131.
  • “Latinos/as and Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Americas.” In Toward the Future: Essays on Catholic-Jewish Relations in Memory of Rabbi Leon Klenicki, ed. Celia Deutsch, Eugene Fisher, and James Rudin, 198-211. Paulist Press (2013).
  •  “Scripting Latinidad: (Re)Defining Textual Selves and Worlds in the Age of MySpace.” The Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology (February 2009) (