2024 Hybrid Teaching and Learning Workshop


Voicing the authentic academic-self beyond survival

Application Deadline:

September 27, 2023

Schedule of Sessions

All Virtual Sessions – 12:00 – 2:30 CT

  • Session 1 – February 15, 2024 (virtual) 
  • Session 2 – March 21, 2024 (virtual) 
  • Session 3 – April 18, 2024 (virtual) 
  • In person: July 29- August 2, 2024 – Wabash Center on the campus of Wabash College
  • Session 4 – September 19, 2024 (virtual)
  • Session 5 – October 17, 2024 (virtual) 
  • In Person: November 23, 2024 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm at AAR/SBL

Leadership Team

Cristian De La Rosa, PhD, Boston University School of Theology School
Gregory L. Cuéllar, PhD, Austin Presbyterian Theology Seminary


To Be Determined



Wabash Center Staff Contact:
Gina A. S. Robinson, PhD
Associate Director
Wabash Center 
301 West Wabash Ave. 
Crawfordsville, IN 47933


This workshop will gather Latinx faculty members from diverse scholarly specializations and institutional contexts to address the challenges and possibilities of voicing one’s authentic academic-self beyond just survival. We will approach our cohort as a community of inquiry and practice, wherein we will collectively and creatively lament, innovate, and create pathways for sustaining our authentic-academic self and identities in our teaching, scholarship, and institutional engagement.

As a collaborative learning cohort of teacher-scholars, we will explore such topics as:

  • Nurturing a sense of belonging for self and other colleagues in community,
  • Identifying authentic voice and identity in teaching and scholarship
  • Exploring what is authentically us as “familia en la lucha” given our new and developing academic realities.

The workshop includes large and small group discussions, individual and collaborative work, access to Wabash Center teaching resources, as well as structured and unstructured social time. We will engage each other in the spirit of lament and fiesta.


To cultivate an authentic community/una comunidad autentica within which we:

  • Retrieve and Re-encounter our pre-Columbian Indigenous voices
  • Carefully sharpen the critical edges of one another’s Latinx scholarly voices
  • Explore sources of nourishment and self-care in each other’s vocation, teaching, and institution
  • Share and exchange wisdom on how to navigate strategically colonizing forces on our identities and practices.

Participant Eligibility

  • 4-15 years of teaching in a tenure-track, contingency, or continuing position
  • Teaching in an accredited college or university religion or religious studies department, a seminary or theological school in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada
  • Doctoral degree completed by Spring 2019
  • Engagement bridging the academy, the church, and/or community.
  • Institutional support to participate fully in workshop sessions.
  • Research and/or teaching experience on issues of identity politics, decolonizing/postcolonial theory, borderland studies, and/or indigenous studies from a Latinx perspective.

Application Materials

Please complete and attach the following documents to the online application:

  • Application Contact Information form 
  • Cover letter:  
    • An introductory cover letter explaining why finding your authentic academic-self and identity as a Latinx scholar-teacher is important to your teaching, scholarship, and institutional engagement (200 words)
  • Brief essay:  
    • Describe in a brief essay a significant moment in your academic life where the power dynamics limited or obscured your voice and identity (300 words)
  • Academic CV (4-page limit) 
  • A letter of institutional support for your full participation in this workshop from your Department Chair, Academic Dean, Provost, Vice President, or President. Please have this recommendation uploaded directly to your application according to the online application instructions. 


Participants will receive an honorarium of $3,000 for full participation in the hybrid workshop. 

Wabash Center