Sandra Londono-Ardila

Postdoctoral Fellow

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Londono's research revolves around the relationship between Catholicism and politics in modern and contemporary Latin America. Her interdisciplinary background has allowed her to explore multiple edges of the production of culture and politics through Catholic Action experiences developed by the Church involving both the clergy and lay actors and social movements. Her doctoral dissertation examines the mobilization of Latin American students around progressive trends of Catholic thought and theology that led them to assume a committed faith and a coordinated fight for social justice and liberation in the sixties. In previous research, she explored moderate political interpretations of progressive Catholic thought and theology and its relevance in Colombian cultural modernization during the decade of 1950. While completing her doctoral degree, Dr. Londono served as Secretary of the Digital Archive of Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean, a project by the Latin American Interdisciplinary Initiative on Religion at FIU.