School of Theology and Ministry

Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, Ph.D.

  •   LeticiaGuardiola
    Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures
    The Fr. Patrick Howell SJ Professorship of Theology and Ministry
    (206) 296 - 6436


    • 2009 Ph.D., New Testament, Vanderbilt University
      Dissertation: Jesus the Borderlander: a Hybrid Representation from the Gospel of John
    • 2001 M.A. in Religion, Vanderbilt University
    • 1992 M.Div, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1990 M.A.T.S. Northern Baptist Theological Seminary
    • 1987 B.A. Spanish Literature, Tecnológico de Monterrey
    • 1983 B.B. Accounting, Tecnológico de Monterrey


    • Hispanic Theological Initiative, Dissertation Award
    • Fund for Theological Education, Doctoral Scholarship
    • Fund for Theological Education, M.Div. Scholarship
    • N.B.T.S., Faculty Scholarship for Outstanding Studies, M.A. GPA 4.0
    • Summa Cum Laude, M.A.T.S.
    • Magna cum Laude, B.B., B.A.

    Teaching Experience:

    • 2008- Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures, Seattle University, WA
    • 2012 Intensive Course, Hispanic Summer Program – Seminario Evangélico, PR
    • 2010 Intensive Course, Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest, Austin, TX
    • 2009-11 Christian Scriptures Instructor, Deacon Formation Program, Archdiocese of Seattle
    • 2008 Intensive Course, LMU - Center for Religion and Spirituality - Los Angeles, CA
    • 2003-07 Assistant Professor of New Testament, Drew University, NJ
    • 2005 Intensive Course, Hispanic Summer Program- Fuller Theological Seminary, CA
    • 2004-05 Adjunct Professor, General Theological Seminary, NY
    • 2001-03 Orlando E. Costas Professor of Hispanic & Latin American Ministries & Assistant
    • Professor of New Testament, Andover Newton Theological School, MA
    • 2000-01 New Testament Instructor, Vanderbilt University, TN
    • 1997 Intensive Course, Hispanic Summer Program - Mundelein Seminary, IL
    • 1990-91 Teaching Assistant, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, IL
    • 1985-86 Spanish Instructor, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
    • 1983-84 Accounting Instructor, Hidalgo Commercial Institute, Mexico


    • 1-2-3 John, Wisdom Commentary Series (to be published by Liturgical Press in 2016).
    • John's Gospel from Scratch (to be published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2015).
    • “Mujerista Criticism” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (to be published by Oxford University Press, November 2014).
    • “Exegetical essays on Luke 19:41-48; Luke 20:1-8; and Luke 20:9-19” in Feasting on the Gospels--Luke, Volume 2: A Feasting on the Word Commentary (to be published by Westminster John Knox Press, November 2014)
    • "Latina/o Interpretation" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 2013).
    • "Jude" in Newsom, Carol A. and Sharon H. Ringe, editors. The Women's Bible Commentary (Lousville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2012).
    • The Peoples Companion to the Bible. Co-editor with Curtiss De Young, Wilda Gafney, Tink Tinker, and Frank Yamada (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010).
    • The Peoples' Bible: New Revised Standard Version. Co-editor with Curtiss De Young, Wilda Gafney, Tink Tinker, and Frank Yamada (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009).
    • "Scriptures," in Miguel de la Torre, Edwin Aponte (eds.) Handbook of Latina/o Theologies (St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press, 2006).
    • "Lesson 31: A People Set Apart" Script and Video for Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study (Second Edition-Revised Videos 2005. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005).
    • "María Magdalena: Apóstol a los apóstoles," in Ada María Isasi-Díaz, Timoteo Matovina, and Nina M. Torres-Vidal (eds.) Camino a Emaús: Compartiendo el ministerio de Jesús (Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2002).
    • "Border-Crossing and its Redemptive Power in John 7:53--8:11: A Cultural Reading of Jesus and the Accused," revised version in Musa W. Dube and Jeffrey L. Staley (eds.) John and Postcolonialism: Travel, Space and Power (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002).
    • "Reading From Ourselves: Identity and Hermeneutics Among Mexican-American Feminists," in María Pilar Aquino, Daisy L. Machado, and Jeanette Rodríguez (eds.) A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002).
    • "Minorities in the Midst of Affluence," in Sean Freyne and Ellen van Wolden (eds.) The Many Voices of The Bible - Concilium 2002/1, (London: SCM Press, 2002).
    • "Border-crossing and Its Redemptive Power in John 8:1-11: A Cultural Reading of Jesus and the Accused," in Ingrid R. Kitzberger (ed.) Transformative Encounters: Jesus and Women Re-viewed (Leiden: Brill, 1999).
    • "Borderless Women and Borderless Texts: A Cultural Reading of Matthew 15:21-28," in Katharine D. Sakenfeld, Sharon Ringe, and Phyllis Bird (eds.) Reading theBible as Women: Perspectives from Africa, Asia, and Latin America - Semeia 78 (Atlanta: Scholar Press, 1997).

    Professional Memberships:

    • American Academy of Religion
    • Association for the Hispanic Theological Education
    • Latinas in Theology
    • Society of Biblical Literature