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Jennifer Owens-Jofré - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Jennifer Owens-Jofré

Assistant Professor of Theological Studies | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Jennifer Owens-Jofré Publication




Jennifer Owens-Jofré Preaches for the Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time



Jennifer Owens-Jofré, PhD, is currently crafting a manuscript based on her fieldwork with lay Latina leaders at Dolores Mission Parish, the working title of which is "Taking Up la Virgen’s Mantle: A Practical Theology of Accompaniment" (Convivium Press, forthcoming). During the academic year 2022-2023, she served as a Manresa Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Ignatian Service at Saint Louis University and a Research Associate in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Diego. Dr. Owens-Jofré is a Catholic theologian and lay ecclesial minister whose academic writing has appeared in the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology, Anglican Theological Review, and the International Journal of Practical Theology. She co-edited "From the Pews in the Back: Young Women and Catholicism" (Liturgical Press, 2009) with Kate Dugan, and more of her popular pieces can be found at Commonweal, the Political Theology Network, and America. Dr. Owens-Jofré has been awarded grants in support of her research from the Forum for Theological Exploration, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and the Louisville Institute. Her current scholarship focuses on the voices of Latina women as a theological source, the implications of grounded theory for mujerista theology, how mujerista theology can inform practical theological method, and theologies of accompaniment.

Education (4)

The Graduate Theological Union: Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies 2018

Allied Field - Systematic and Philosophical Theology

Harvard University: M.Div. 2009

Loyola Marymount University: M.A., Teaching 2005

Loyola Marymount University: B.A., Sociology 2001


Areas of Expertise (5)

Qualitative Research Methods

Hispanic/Latine Theology

Pastoral Theology

Practical Theology

Theologies of Accompaniment

Accomplishments (5)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Louisville Institute

2018 - 2020

Recruitment for Ministry Grant, Forum for Theological Exploration

2018 - 2019

Dissertation Grant, Hispanic Theological Initiative

2017 - 2018

Fellowship for Latino/a, Asian, and First Nations Doctoral Students, Forum for Theological Exploration


Hackworth Grant, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University


Affiliations (3)

  • Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Spanish

Articles (3)

From the Margins to the Center: Reorienting Theologies of Ministry to the Hispanic/Latine Catholic Pastoral Landscape

Perspectives of Religious Studies

co-author Brett Hoover


"How Do We Help Everybody Heal?" Implications of Guadalupan Devotion at Dolores Mission Parish

Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology


The Underground Feminism of a Latinx Parish in East Los Angeles

Anglican Theological Review