James Nickoloff

James B. Nickoloff is Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he taught Catholic systematic theology from 1989 to 2009. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Theology at Barry University in Miami, Florida.

He has lived and worked for extended periods outside the United States, including three years in Andong, Korea as a Peace Corps Volunteer; two years in Kingston, Jamaica as a Jesuit; and two years in Lima, Peru, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation. These experiences have profoundly shaped his faith, his theology, and his political views.

Besides Holy Cross and Barry, he has taught at Boston College, Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Santa Clara University in California, the University of Miami, and the Jesuit Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. He is the editor of Gustavo Gutiérrez: Essential Writings (1996), the co-editor with Orlando Espín of An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007), and the editor of In, Out, and About on the Hill: Lesbian and Gay Alums Reflect on Life at Holy Cross (2010). He has also published analytical essays on ecclesiology, the theological vision of Gutiérrez, and the various theologies of liberation.

Professor Nickoloff will be a responder in the first plenary session "Claiming the Catholic Social Justice Tradition" and will co-lead a workshop entitled "Righting Wrongs: Honoring the power of lived experience in the formation of a sexual/gender identity ethic of justice".