CJ Baldelomar LL.M., J.D.

  • Visiting Lecturer in Religion
CJ Baldelomar

A scholar with wide-ranging interests, César "CJ" Baldelomar is Visiting Lecturer in Religion at Mount Holyoke College and an adjunct professor at Boston College, where he is finishing his dissertation titled “Not Out of the Dark Night: Theological Imagination and Religious Education at the Edge of (Eco)Precarity.” His research blends critical theory (especially postmodernism, poststructuralism, and critical legal studies), decolonial thought, and neglected scenes of Christian theology (i.e. queer theologies) to explore various ways to imagine and talk about the self, “justice,” and relationality to other lifeforms and to the ecosphere. CJ has presented at numerous conferences, retreats, and workshops across the United States and around the world on topics ranging from environmental migration to best practices of learning and teaching (especially in theological education) to cosmologies and identities. He is a former legal intern at the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Associate Member Representative of The Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), board member of the Spirituality and Sustainability Global Network, and Book Review Editor for Religious Education. CJ is also a Boston College Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellow and a Commonweal Synod on Synodality Writing Fellow.

Areas of Expertise

Religion and the environment, decolonial thought, immigration and borders, reimagining international law, religion in the public sphere, theological anthropology, theological and religious education, and queer theologies


  • A.B.D., Boston College
  • LL.M., St. Thomas University Law School
  • J.D., St. Thomas University Law School
  • Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School