Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato
Rebecca Mendoza Nunziato is a Chicana MTS Candidate at Harvard Divinity School specializing in Mesoamerican religion and Latinx spirituality. Her research traces ritual from precolonial Mexico in and through modern-day U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Rebecca’s inquiries center Indigenous cosmovisions and explore decolonial pathways for healing human and more-than-human relationships—including ancestral connections with plants, animals, land, and gods/spirits. Rebecca graduated with honors from the University of Oregon in 2014 with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Spanish. In addition to her academic research, she has worked as a community organizer, educator, and podcast producer in Denver, Colorado. As an advocate alongside undocumented immigrants, asylum-seekers, and individuals experiencing homelessness, Rebecca continues to develop an interdisciplinary approach that affirms expertise of marginalized and underrepresented communities. Currently, Rebecca and her partner Michael reside on the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusetts and Wampanoag tribes.