Jacqueline M. Hidalgo is Professor of Latina/o/x Studies and Religion as well as Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Williams College. A past president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), she is the author of Latina/o/x Studies and Biblical Studies in Brill Research Perspectives in Biblical Interpretation 3.4 (2020), as well as Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). With Efraín Agosto, she also co-edited the collection of essays Latinxs,the Bible, and Migration (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
Biblical scholars could yield profound insights into the deep and dangerous ways the Bible has been employed in the Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny. They might also have to reckon with the role of biblical scholarship in justifying imperialism.