Loyola University Chicago

Workshop Participant Bios

Tisha M. Rajendra, Ph.D.

Title/s: Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago

E-mail: trajendra@luc.edu


Dr. Tisha M. Rajendra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology Loyola University Chicago. She holds a doctoral degree in theological ethics from Boston College, a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in linguistics with a minor in music from Bryn Mawr College.

Dr. Rajendra is interested in Christian ethics, especially Catholic social thought, the ethics of food and food systems, globalization, theories of justice, and international relations and political philosophy. Her current work uses Catholic social thought and liberation theology to address questions of migration, human rights and state sovereignty under conditions of globalization. Her publications include “Migration in Catholic Social Teaching” in Haker et al eds., Concilium 2011/3: Human Trafficking and “Citizenship, Responsibility and Catholic Social Teaching: Forming Consciences for World Citizenship,” Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6 (2009) and “The Rights of the Stranger: A Theology of Migration” (forthcoming, Eerdmans Press).