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Christopher Tirres

  • Inaugural Endowed Professor of Diplomacy and Interreligious Engagement, and Professor of Religious Studies
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • Phone: (773)325-8645
Christopher Tirres is a professor of Religious Studies and the Inaugural Endowed Professor of Diplomacy and Interreligious Engagement at the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. He also serves as the Director of DePaul’s Center for Religion, Culture, and Community (CRCC). Through his scholarship, teaching, and service, Tirres embodies a Vincentian commitment to justice-centered forms of faith and religious pluralism. An expert in liberation theology and U.S. pragmatism, he is the author of The Aesthetics and Ethics of Faith: A Dialogue Between Liberationist and Pragmatic Thought (Oxford University Press, 2014), as well as two forthcoming volumes, Liberating Spiritualities in the Américas (Fordham University Press) and Religion in the Americas: Transcultural and Trans-hemispheric Approaches (University of New Mexico Press). He has published and presented widely in the areas of religious studies, philosophy, theology, feminism, and education. Tirres has received numerous grants, including major fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Louisville Institute, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. He is a recipient of DePaul’s Excellence in Teaching Award and is involved in a number of community-engaged initiatives both at DePaul and beyond, including collaborations with the Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants (Chicago), the Mariposa Foundation (Dominican Republic), and Solidarity Bridge (U.S. and Bolivia). He is a native of El Paso, Texas and a graduate of Princeton University, Harvard Divinity School, and Harvard University.

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