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Pfautch Lecture


October 20-21, 2015 

Dr. Daisy L. Machado

 University of Chicago, Ph.D.
Union Theological Seminary, New York, M.Div.
Hunter College School of Social Work, M.S.W.
Brooklyn College, B.A.

Lecture One:  The U.S. Latina/o Reality: Living Life in Spanglish

Lecture Two:  Immigration and Missio Dei 

Dr. Machado serves as Professor of American History of Christianity at Union Theological Seminary, NYC having just completed her tenure as Dean for Academic Affairs, the second woman and first Latina to hold this position. Prior to coming to Union she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Lexington Theological Seminary (KY), the first woman and first Latina to hold this position.

Her publications include Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in the Southwest, 1888-1942, and she is co-editor of A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice

Dr. Machado also teaches on borderlands issues with a focus on the U.S./Mexico border. For over a decade she has been taking students on an immersion course to the U.S./Mexico border where the focus of the class includes globalization and women’s labor as found in the maquiladora industry of Northern Mexico, immigration policy and immigrant reality, migrant workers’ rights and struggles, issues around housing, education, and health services in south Texas’ poorest counties, and the importance of popular religion, including curanderismo, for the borderlands people. 

Dr. Machado is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and has served congregations in NYC, Houston, and Fort Worth, Texas.