Dr. Hugo Cordova Quero is an immigration scholar and activist.
His credentials are too many to count, but here are a few:
- Visiting Associate Professor of Critical Theories and Queer Theologies at Starr King School for The Ministry in Berkeley California
- He was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Theological Partnerships at University of Winchester in the UK
- Fellow at institute for study of Asian religions at Sao Paolo Pontifical University in Brazil
- Member of the Queer Migration Research Network
I had a chance to spend an hour with Hugo in June of 2018, and it was a really delightful time.
Dr. Cordova has lived all over the world, speaks 8 languages, and has made it his life’s work to study people through the lenses of immigration, gender, and religion.
As we talked, I couldn’t help but imagine myself in the situations he described, wondering what I would do. How I would react in the same situations.
I got to ask him about what it’s like to be an immigrant, and what kinds of things he wished people knew about immigration.
As my time with him went on, I got more comfortable and started to ask more and more pointed questions. What ended up happening was pretty remarkable — intense at times.
This man is amazing and I hope you’ll check out some of his work at https://hugocordovaquero.weebly.com.
Have a listen: