Léocadie Lushombo is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a consecrated woman and missionary engaged with the Teresian Institute founded by Saint Pedro Poveda in Spain in 1914, Institute which promotes education of the marginalized in more than 30 countries in the world.

Prior to her current Ph.D studies, Léocadie has completed Masters in Theological Ethics at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, in Sustainable Development at the Universidad Pontificio Comillas in Spain, and in Economics & Development at the Catholic University of Central Africa in Cameroon. Léocadie has extensively worked (1) against rape of women used as weapon of war in the Eastern Congo since the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide; (2) to bolster political rights of women in the Congo in the perspective of peace, governance, and gender equality; (3) as Consultant-Trainer regarding issues of degradation of environment and affordable housing programs in the Congo, Cameroon, and Peru. Since 2015, she has published eight articles and two book chapters. She has participated to several conferences on Peace, justice, Reconciliation, and the Preferential Option for the Poor in Africa and the United States.

Léocadie’s areas of studies are just peace ethic and political participation of the marginalized citizens, especially women of the Global South Africa.  She is finishing her dissertation for a Ph.D in theological ethics at Boston College on “Imagining an Ethics of Women’s Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Sophialogical Hermeneutics,” to be defended in Spring 2020.

Léocadie has taught the course “Introduction to Christian Theology” as teaching Assistant and teaching fellow in 2017 and 2018. She has given several guest lectures in the area of justice peace ethics, mining, wars, and gender based violence at Boston College, Notre Dame, and St. John University for the last four years. Her teaching and writings are informed by her interdisciplinary experiences of working and studied abroad where she has been in immersed in several cultures.

Favorite Quotes

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.

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