Leaders in the Academy Spotlight on Bobby Rivera 2012 North American Doctoral Fellow

“My commitment to theological teaching is based on the conviction that fundamental theological questions matter....”

Robert “Bobby” Rivera approaches Christian doctrine with a view toward understanding its contested nature and contextual character. Specifically, he seeks to engage contemporary socio-political issues from a theological perspective. As an FTE Doctoral Fellow and Ph.D. student, Bobby studies Christologies of liberation, a topic of interest and relevance since his childhood in a diverse congregation of undocumented immigrants. He is committed to a life of continued theological study, and to applying his theological studies to teaching students who are learning to think critically about fundamental theological questions.