Assistant Professor of Theology
Filipe Maia’s research and teaching focus on liberation theologies and philosophies, theology and economics, and the Christian eschatological imagination. His scholarship pays special attention to the ways in which imaginaries about the future shape politics, economics, cultural patterns, and religious practices. Employing sources in Marxist and continental philosophies, Dr. Maia’s current book project offers an analysis of the debate in critical theory addressing the “financialization” of capitalism to show how future-talk is ubiquitous to financial discourse and how contemporary finance engenders a particular mode of temporality. In this context, Dr. Maia suggests that the language of hope, as approached by Latinx liberation theologians, is a subversive social force that can continuously question and resist the hopes and expectations conjured by hegemonic economic discourses.