Amirah Orozco is a PhD student in the Theology Department with a subdiscipline of Systematic Theology and a minor in Gender Studies. She is originally from the Border between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Chihuahua. She comes to academic Theology through questions of liberation and emancipation of the poor and marginalized. She is most interested in feminist as well as decolonial theologies. Her doctoral research here at Notre Dame will focus on feminist movements in the Catholic Church and how they relate to social movements outside of the Church and why that relationship is important to understanding the role of the Church in public life.

Before coming to Notre Dame, Amirah worked with Latine immigrants both in Boston and Chicago. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston College (2019) and a Master's of Theological Studies from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (2021).