I am a Ph.D.candidate at the World Religions and World Church Program in the Department of Theology. I received my M. A in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University, New York. My current research interests are Political and Liberation theology (Latin/South America, Africa), Personalism, Theology, and Right Based Approach to Poverty, Gender and Environmental Ethics, and Critical Race Theory with particular emphasis on Economic Justice.
With the inseparability of religion and politics among Nigerians and Africans at large, it has become imperative to figure out the right Theo-Political thinking that can give answers to the yearning and agitation of the Nigerian/African people, promote interreligious dialogue, sustain democratic principles and equitable share of the commonwealth. The overall intention of my research interests is to be able to teach and influence future political leaders, policy makers, religious leaders with Theo-political ideas that will engender sincere religious dialogue, tribal co-existence, political stability, and holistic human development.
Desierto and Olokunboro Publish Policy Brief
Nov 16, 2021
Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs, has co-authored a policy brief with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Rev. Fidelis Olokunboro (theology) titled "Subsistence Rights and Nigeria's Continuing Obligations Under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights."