Michael Lee, PhD
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology – Fordham University
Dr. Michael E. Lee is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Fordham University, where he also teaches in the Latin American and Latino Studies Institute.
Born in Miami, FL of Puerto Rican parents, Dr. Lee researches and lectures in the areas of liberation theology, Christology and soteriology and their intersection with Christian discipleship and spirituality. Of particular interest has been the work of Ignacio Ellacuría, SJ, one of six Jesuits murdered at the Universidad Centroamericana of San Salvador in 1989.
Dr. Lee’s first book, Bearing the Weight of Salvation: The Soteriology of Ignacio Ellacuría (Crossroad Publishing) won the 2010 Outstanding Book Award from Princeton Theological Seminary’s Hispanic Theological Initiative. Recently, he translated, edited, and wrote an introduction to a collection of the Jesuit martyr’s central theological essays: Ignacio Ellacuría: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 2013). He is currently working on a book about the theological legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
He has served on the governing board of the CTSA (the Catholic Theological Society of America) and as President of ACHTUS (the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States).
He lives in the Bronx, NY with his wife Natalia and two sons William and Benjamin.
5 Questions with Michael Lee on Liberation Theology (U.S. Catholic)
Michael Lee speaks about the Jesuit Martyrs on NPR’s Here & Now:
Ignacio Ellacuria: Essays on History, Liberation, and Salvation (Orbis Books, 2013)
Bearing the Weight of Salvation (The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2009)
Ignacio Ellacuria: Historical Reality, Liberation, and the Role of University (Published in A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance: 34 Pedagogue You Need to Know – James Kirylo (Ed.), Sense Publishers, 2013)