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Duns Scotus Lecture with Linh Hoang, OFM

October 01, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - October 01, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Asian Slavery in the Americas: Franciscanism, Race, and Identity in the Asian American Experience

The movement of Asian slaves between the 16th and 19th century is not well-known. Examining this history brings to mind new questions about the earliest presence of Asians in North America, the Franciscans’ struggle with colonialism, and the effects of race on theological discourse.  Answering these questions will also provide a better understanding of the Asian American Catholic experience.  This presentation will use a “theology of place” in order to provide a background to discuss these intersecting elements.


Linh Hoang OFM, PhD is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College in New York. He is a Franciscan priest with the Holy Name Province in New York City. He has published articles in the areas of Asian American Catholics, race, migration and theology, historical theology, religion, and inter-generational religious experience. His book “Rebuilding Religious Experience” was published in 2007. He is currently serving as a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Asian and Pacific Islander Catholic Affairs where he was the principal author of “Encountering Christ in Harmony.” He is currently working on a monograph “Asian American Religious Experience and Racism.”

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5416 S Cornell Ave. Chicago, IL 60615



• 4:00 PM Lecture

• Free and open to the public

• Reception with refreshments following the lecture

• Complimentary parking in the CTU garage