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Miguel H. Diaz, PhD
Title/s: The John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and
Ambassador to the Holy See, Retired
Office #: Cuneo Hall 433
CV Link: Diaz CV
Miguel H. Díaz is the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service and was selected by President Barack Obama as the 9th U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Prof. Díaz obtained his doctorate in Systematic Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) and member and former President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS). In 2013, Prof. Diaz was the recipient of the prestigious Virgilio Elizondo Award from ACHTUS, given in recognition for distinguished achievement in Theology. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from several universities, including Fordham University and University of Portland. Among his scholarly interests include trinitarian theology, theological anthropology, queer theologies, liberation theologies, and Latin@ theologies. He is a prolific writer and public speaker. His publications include books, articles, and speeches. His most recent publications are Queer God de Amor (Orbis Books, Spring 2022) and The Word Became Culture (Orbis Books, 2021). He is co-editor of the groundbreaking series in Orbis Books titled, Disruptive Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente.
Prof. Diaz regularly contributes to efforts that bridge faith and public life. His commentary on various topics have aired on CNN, CNN en Español, Al Jazeera America, The Charlie Rose Show, BBC News, and Fox News. He has conducted interviews that have appeared in a wide selection of national and international newspapers that include the NY Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Daily Beast, La Croix, Religión Digital, and Infobae America. His article entitled “A Tale of Two Countries: Pope Francis comes to Nuestra América,” was featured on the front cover of America Magazine on September 21, 2015 preceding the papal trip to Cuba and the United States.
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Professional & Community Affiliations
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, St. Thomas University, Miami, Florida
Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, Fordham University, New York, New York
Doctor of Sacred Theology, Honoris Causa, Florida Center for Theological Studies, Miami, Florida
Award in Recognition to Service as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, National Museum of Catholic Art and History, Washington, D.C.
Premio Internazionale “Bonifacio VIII,” Anagni, Italy
Blessed are the Peacemakers Award, Chicago Theological Union, Chicago, Illinois
Recognized for service as president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians
Recognized for service to the Hispanic Theological Initiative on the 10th anniversary of the organization
Educational Trailblazer Theologian of the Year Award, Houston, Texas
Hispanic Theological Initiative Book of the Year Award, On Being Human
Recent Press and Public Engagements
Francisco Acepta Invitación para Dialogar con Jovenes Migrantes
Queer God de Amor, in Disruptive Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente (Orbis Press, Spring 2022).
The Word Became Culture, opening volume of Disruptive Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente (Orbis Press, 2021). Ed. Miguel H. Díaz.
“The Word that Crosses: Life-giving Encounters with the Markan Jesus and Guadalupe,” opening chapter in The Word Became Culture, Disruptive Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente. Co-edited series by Orbis Books, 2021).
Disruptive Cartographers: Doing Theology Latinamente. Co-editor of series in Orbis Books. 2021.
Rondine’s Method in Youth-led Diplomacy, co-edited book with Charles Haus (forthcoming by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022).
“On the Love of God and Neighbor: Hospitality and Rondine’s Transformative Method of Inter-Personal Human Encounters,” in Rondine’s Method in Youth-led Diplomacy, co-edited book with Charles Haus (forthcoming by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2022).
Loyola Law Journal, Vol. 50/1, Fall 2018, 50th Special Edition, Revised Conference Papers for the Spring 2018 Conference on the Question of Religious Freedom.
“Introduction to Essays from “The Question of Religious Freedom: From John Courtney Murray, SJ and Vatican II to the Present.”
“An Unfinished Project: John Courtney Murray, Religious Freedom, and Unresolved Tensions in Contemporary American Society,” 1-25.
On Being Human: U.S. Hispanic and Rahnerian Perspectives. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001.
Co-Editor, From the Heart of Our People: Explorations in Catholic Systematic Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1999.