Academic Staff

Dr Cristina Gomez, a Systematic Theologian, holds a Presentation Sisters Lectureship for BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education. The Lectureship is directed towards teaching, researching and networking in ecotheology, women’s spirituality and feminist theology. Cristina is also Pastoral Associate for Staff at Australian Catholic University, North Sydney. Previously, she held the roles of Diocesan Social Justice Coordinator and Highschool Maths and RE teacher. Cristina has a doctorate in Theology from Charles Sturt University and a Master of Theology from Sydney College of Divinity (Catholic Institute of Sydney).

Cristina has presented and published on theological responses to various social issues including: migration, domestic violence, and ecology. She also explores maternal-feminist theology, intersectionality, and post-colonialism. Her first book, Church as Woman and Mother: Historical and Theological Foundations was published in 2018. Cristina is a professional member of the American Academy of Religion, Australian Catholic Theological Association, Catholic Theological Society of America, Ecclesiological Investigations Network, and council member of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.

Cristina is involved in her local parish through senior serving, music ministry, children’s liturgy, CLC prayer group, and St Vincent De Paul society. She loves to run, swim, knit, watch Netflix, and spend time with family and friends.