Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez
Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez is a Systematic Theologian and the Presentation Sisters Lecturer at BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education (TAITE). She is also a Religion and Society Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University’s Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre (PACT).
Her role at BBI-TAITE is directed toward promoting women’s spiritualities, feminist theologies, and ecotheologies. She is the author of the “Church as Woman and Mother” (2018) and writing her second book “A Babaylan-Inspired Theology from Australia”. In 2020 she was the recipient of the Catherine Mowry Lacugna Award for her essay “Mother Language, Mother Church, Mother Earth”, awarded by the Catholic Theological Society of America and in 2015-16 was the International Research Fellow at Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry.
Cristina has served the Church and Academy through various boards and committees including the first lay Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (2019 – 2020), Chair of the Committee for Underrepresented Ethnic Groups (2018-2021) at the Catholic Theological Society of America, and Board Member for Ecclesiological Investigations Network (2019 - ) and College Theology Society (2022 - ). She has held the roles of Pastoral Associate for University Staff, Social Justice Coordinator for Broken Bay Diocese, and Highschool Maths and Religious Education teacher.
Cristina has published on many topics including ecclesiology, Vatican II, early patristics, maternal-feminist theologies, domestic violence, Church abuse, indigeneity, ecotheology, and colonialism. Cristina is currently working on her second and third books, a co-edited volume on mothering and theology, and a babaylan-inspired theology from Australia.