Student Profile

Lucila Crena

PhD Candidate, Religious Studies


Lucila Crena is a PhD student in the Religious Studies department at the University of Virginia, in Theology, Ethics, and Culture. She is a faculty member of the Leadership, Theology, and Society program at Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and has taught courses at Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios (CETI) and Wesley Theological Seminary. Ms. Crena comes to the academy after a career in both the private and non-profit sectors. Her research explores “the prophetic” in political discourse within plural democracies, from a theological-ethical perspective. Currently, she is exploring Argentine theologies that prioritize the perspective of the poor/the people (variously conceived), including Teología del Pueblo. As an Argentine researcher within the US, she is interested in promoting engagement between Argentine and US Latinx theologians, among others.