Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Faculty & Staff Directory

Tisha Rajendra, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Crown Center 307

Phone: 773.508.2412


CV Link: Rajendra CV.pdf


Tisha Rajendra, PhD is an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago.  She holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College in Linguistics and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University.  She earned her PhD from Boston College in Theological Ethics.  She specializes in Christian ethics and Roman Catholic social thought.

Program Areas

Rajendra’s current work uses Catholic social thought and liberation theology to address questions of migration, human rights and state sovereignty under conditions of globalization.

Research Interests

Catholic social thought, Christian ethics, the ethics of food and food systems, globalization, theories of justice, international relations and political philosophy

Selected Publications

"Migrants and Citizens: Justice as Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration". Wm. B. Eerdmans Press, 2017.

“Citizenship, Responsibility and Catholic Social Teaching: Forming Consciences for World Citizenship.” Journal of Catholic Social Thought 6 (2009): 397–415.