Ramon Luzarraga, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Christian Ethics
  • Roman Catholic moral theology
  • Political theology
  • Development of religious life
  • The thought of St. John Henry Newman
  • U.S. Hispanic theology
  • Caribbean theology


Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and Ethics, Marquette University (2006)
M.A.R., Yale Divinity School (1994)
B.A. in Political Science and Theology, Fordham University (1991) 


Ramon Luzarraga’s research interests deal with ethics and moral theology, questions surrounding the inculturation of Catholic religious practice in culture, political theology in all its varieties and the inevitable ethical questions which arise from that, as well as Hispanic and Caribbean theology. Luzarraga has presented and published in refereed journals across the country and internationally, most recently in the Newman Studies Journal. He is currently Vice President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States, and Board Member and Treasurer of the International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology. He has served on the board of the Society of Christian Ethics, the Theological Education Committee of the American Academy of Religion, and served as convener for the College Theology Society, the Catholic Theological Society of America, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, and Caribbean Theology Today.