Marissa Castaneda

Marissa Castaneda, MTS

Marissa Castaneda, MTS

Marissa CastaƱeda is currently a second year Masters in Theological Studies at Harvard Divinity School with a focus in Religion, Ethics and Politics. She is an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley where I studied Sociology and Ethnic Studies. She grew up a Bay Area native, but I view my space in the geopolitics of the world in a space of nepantla with Mexico, Latino America, and the United States. Her academic work has focused on the production of subaltern knowledge in the Americas, in particular the philosophies and religiosity through which Latinas/os respond to histories of poverty and marginalization. Prior to my arrival to Harvard, she was engaged in research and organizing related to immigrant-youth rights, the intersection of affordable housing and immigration, and creating more equitable access to educational opportunities for young people of color.