Salon 6 – Latinx Perspectives

Salon 6 – Latinx Perspectives on Possibilities
of Teaching Theology and Religious Studies

Leadership Team

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier, AETH, Asociación para La Educación Teológica Hispana
Chris Tirres, DePaul University
Paul Myhre, Wabash Center


Jared E. Alcántara, George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Xochitl Alvizo, California State University – Northridge
Saul Barcelo, Loma Linda University
Alexander R. Gonzales, Dallas Theological Seminary
Lydia Hernandez-Marcial, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Melanie A. Howard, Fresno Pacific University
Luis Menéndez-Antuña, Boston University School of Theology
Melisa Ortiz Berry, Bushnell University
Melissa Pagán, Mount St. Mary’s University
Erica M. Ramirez, Auburn Theological Seminary
Martin Rodriguez, Azusa Pacific University
Carla E. Roland Guzman, General Theological Seminary
Angel D. Santiago-Vendrell, Asbury Theological Seminary – Florida
Stephanie Mota Thurston, Wake Forest University


Our Digital Salon will use the lens of Latinx culture to address the challenges and possibilities of teaching theology and religious studies in the context of COVID-19.  We encourage both early- and mid-career Latinx faculty to apply, as well as faculty of any racial or ethnic background who teach in a Hispanic Serving Institution. We will approach our cohort as a community of inquiry and practice, wherein we will collectively problem solve, innovate, and create best practices for our teaching and self-care.  

Dates and Times

Participants will be expected to commit 3 hours a month to our cohort, which will consist of roughly the following: ~1 hr of asynchronous prep work ahead of our monthly Zoom chat, ~1.5 hr synchronous Zoom chat, ~.5 hr post-Zoom reflection  

Online Zoom Discussions will take place from 8:00-9:30 p.m. EST (5:00-6:30 PST, 6:00-7:30 MST, 7:00-8:30 CST) on the following Tuesdays:

Tuesday, September 15 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, October 13 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, November 17 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, January 12 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, February 9 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, March 9 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Tuesday, April 20 (8:00-9:30 pm, Eastern)

Questions about the Salons?
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Senior Associate Director


Participants in the Salons will receive an honorarium of $3,000 for full participation in the online Salon meetings.

Wabash Center