Academic Staff

Dr Cristina Lledo Gomez is the Presentation Sisters Lecturer at BBI-The Australian Institute of Theological Education (TAITE) and a Religion and Society Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University’s Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre (PACT). Her current 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 (CTSA) and in 2015-16 was the International Research Fellow at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. Cristina was the first lay Chair of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (2019 – 2020) and Chair of the Committee for Underrepresented Ethnic Groups (2018-2021) at the CTSA.

Currently she is Co-Chair of the Women’s Consultation for Constructive Theology at the CTSA and Board Member at-large for the Ecclesiological Investigations Network (since 2019) and College Theology Society (since 2022). Cristina obtained her Master of Theology at the Sydney College of Divinity (Catholic Institute of Sydney) and her PhD in Theology at Charles Sturt University, Australia (2015).