DT Podcast Episode 16 – Natalia Imperatori-Lee

Natalia Imperatori-Lee (photo courtesy of Manhattan College)
Natalia Imperatori-Lee (photo courtesy of Manhattan College)
Welcome to the finale of season 1 of the podcast! As we go into hiatus until the new year, feast your ears on this insightful and funny conversation between Steve Okey and Natalia Imperatori-Lee! In this episode, they talk about the necessity of friendship in theology, how she became interested in Ecclesiology (the study of the Church), and her efforts to help Hispanic and first-generation college students cultivate a wider imagination about the professional opportunities they can have in life.

Dr. Natalia Imperatori-Lee is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. She earned her BA from Fordham University, her MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School, and her PhD from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests focus on Ecclesiology, with a particular interest in feminist theology, Mariology, and the Church. Her current book project (which she discusses in the episode) is on the importance of narrative in Catholic Ecclesiology. She is also the co-editor (with Julia Brumbaugh) of Turnings: Theological Reflections on a Cosmological Conversion: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson (Michael Glazier, 2016), a forthcoming festschrift in honor of Fordham theologian Beth Johnson.

The Daily Theology Podcast was very fortunate this summer to record several conversations at the 70th annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA). This is the fourth and final of these conversations, and we are grateful to the CTSA for making them possible.

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