Raúl Zegarra-Medina

Raul Zegarra-Medina


Faculty Divinity School Teaching Fellow in the Divinity School and the College

Raúl E. Zegarra is the author of four books, multiple book chapters, academic articles, and translations. Dr. Zegarra received his PhD from The University of Chicago, and holds master's degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the University of Notre Dame, respectively. His research focuses on the relationship between faith and politics, with particular emphasis on how this relationship shapes the identity and commitments of minoritized groups. He currently teaches at The University of Chicago and is part of the editorial team at the Hispanic Theological Initiative. Among other distinctions, Dr. Zegarra received the 2022 University of Erfurt’s Max Weber Kolleg Research Fellowship and the University of Heidelberg’s 2021 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. He is also a regular op-ed contributor to Peruvian newspapers El Comercio and La República. Dr. Zegarra recently finished his fourth book, A Revolutionary Faith (Stanford University Press, 2023), on liberation theology’s theory of social justice, and is currently working on a new book project—Questioning Latinidad—that attempts to problematize some of the assumptions of Latinx theology regarding the relationship between race, gender, and religion in the Latinx community.