» Dr. Rafael Luevano
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Religious Studies
Dr. Rafael Luevano
Office Location:
DeMille Hall 150A
Office Hours:
Mon/Wed 12:30-2:3 pm; Tues/Thurs 10:00-11:00 am
(714) 532-6098
Saint John's Seminary, Bachelor of Arts
Saint John's Seminary, Master of Divinity
Radboud University Nijmegen, Ph.D.

Rafael Luévano (Ph.D. Nijmegan Catholic University, the Netherlands) is an associate professor of Religious Studies. He has authored Endless Transforming Love: An Interpretation of the Mystical Doctrine of Saint John of the Cross (Rome: Carmelite Studies, 1990) and Woman-Killing in Juárez: Theodicy at the Border (Orbis Books 2012) as well as many articles and book chapters both in English and Spanish. His present research explores the violence in Mexico and the importance of “Spiritual Memory” as instrument of change. Luévano teaches courses on mysticism, and religions and the arts.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Co-editor with Victoria Carty and Tekle Woldemikael, Scholars and Southern California Immigrants in Dialogue: New Conversation in Public Sociology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.