DR. NICHOLE M. FLORES is assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia. She speaks, writes and teaches about the significance of Catholic ethics in plural social, political, and ecclesial contexts. In 2015, she was awarded a Mellon Humanities Fellowship at the University of Virginia Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures (IHGC) in support of work on her first book, Guadalupe in the Public Square: Aesthetic Solidarity and the Pursuit of Justice. In 2015, Dr. Flores was honored with the Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for best academic essay in Catholic theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Dr. Flores earned an A.B. in government from Smith College, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College.