Welcome to La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion!

Our organization was founded in 1989 at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature
to advance the interests and scholarship of Latinas and Latinos in biblical, theological, and religious studies.

Although originally created to bring together Latino/a Catholic and Protestant scholars, today we are interdenominational and interreligious in nature and welcome scholars from across all disciplines who share our vision and mission, and who are interested in scholarly work on Latino/a religions. 

We regularly sponsor panels, host annual events, engage in advocacy for Latino/a scholars, and seek to provide networking and mentoring opportunities. For more on our mission and goals, please review our "Mission" and "Objectives" pages.  We hold our annual meeting every November at the American Academy of Religion.

We encourage you to join our organization and participate in our annual meetings. We hope to hear from you soon!


Loida I. Martell-Otero, President
La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion