Carmen M. Nanko-Fernández, DMin
Professor of Hispanic Theology and Ministry
Director of the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program

CARMEN is a Latin@ theologian whose scholarship focuses on areas of Latin@ theologies, Catholic social teaching, interreligious, ecumenical and intercultural relations, im/migration, sport and theology, and the intersections between faith and popular culture with particular attention to béisbol/baseball. She has presented in a variety of academic and pastoral venues including the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. She is currently completing her book ¡El Santo! Baseball and the Canonization of Roberto Clemente, which is under contract with the Sport and Religion series of Mercer University Press. With Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD, Carmen is co-editor of the forthcoming Fortress Press book series Disruptive Cartographers: Remapping Theology Latinamente.

A past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), she received the Virgilio Elizondo Award for “distinguished achievement in theology” in 2012.