The author argues that feminism and feminist theory are not taken seriously enough as critical resources in Latina/o theology. She interrogates the politics of identity as practiced &mdash overtly and covertly by Latinx theologian &mdash and how that identity discourse refracts the production of theology in the academy. She calls for greater collaboration among feminist theologians, as well as women who do not consciously use a feminist hermeneutic. Finally, she urges Latino theology to train a hermeneutics of suspicion on every essentialism, particularly figurings of "the people," as they often appear in Latinx theologies.
Michelle A. González, " ‘One Is Not Born a Latina, One Becomes One’: The Construction of the Latina Feminist Theologian in Latino/a Theology," Journal of Hispanic / Latino Theology, 10:3 (Feb. 2003) 5-30.