Leo Guardado

Theology & Peace Studies

Leo Guardado (theology & peace studies) earned an M.T.S. degree from Notre Dame and a B.A. in religious studies from St. Mary’s College of California.
Leo’s research interests include Latino theology and culture vis-à-vis the ongoing reality of immigration, focusing on the violence, marginalization, and scapegoating of immigrants. Other areas of interest include the theological foundations of the 1980s Sanctuary Movement; nationalism at the U.S.-Mexico border as compared to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; and Christian understandings of citizenship in areas marked by conflict and hostility. Leo is a Joseph L. Gaia Fellow.