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Nichole M. Flores

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Religious Studies
Office location and address
Gibson Hall, S-433
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AB in Government, Smith College
MDiv, Yale Divinity School
PhD in Theological Ethics, Boston College
AS-RELI Guadalupe in the Public Square: Aesthetic Solidarity and the Common Good
Source: Yale Center for Faith and Culture
May 01, 2017 – September 30, 2017
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see
EGMT 1530: Engaging Differences
Credits: 2
In this class, students will learn to critically reflect on one's own situation and perspective in relations to one's expanding knowledge of other human experiences, seeking to cultivate a framework for informed reflection on human diversity and social complexity while developing empathy as a foundation for democratic citizenship.
EGMT 1540: Ethical Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to reflect upon and evaluate human conduct and character, consider the ethical components of individual and collective behaviors, and engage in the articulation of ethical questions and moral deliberation.
INST 1550: Interdisciplinary Studies-Student Initiated Courses
Credits: 1–3
With sponsorship and supervision by a faculty member and approval of the Dean's Office, acting for the Committee on Educational Programs and the Curriculum, students may initiate a course in which they provide the instruction. The grade is determined by the faculty member. These courses count as "outside the College." Students in the College may offer no more than 3.0 credits for the B.A. or B.S. Consult the INST course web page at (copy and paste Web address into browser) for specific descriptions.
RELG 2559: New Course in Religious Studies
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Religious Studies.
RELG 2650: Theological Bioethics
Credits: 3
Analyzes various moral problems in medicine, health care, and global health from Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Jewish, and Islamic theological perspectives with reference to salient philosophical influences.
RELG 5375: Aesthetics and Ethics
Credits: 3
How do, might, or ought the aesthetic dimensions of human experience inform engagement with religion in the public life of a pluralistic society? Employing the theological aesthetic principles of foregrounding and interlacing to structure our investigation, our study examines philosophical, theological, and ethical (both religious and theological) responses to this question.
RELG 5395: Religion and the Common Good
Credits: 3
How is a religiously pluralistic society to pursue a societal common good? This graduate seminar explores responses to this question within religious ethics at local, national, and global levels. Readings will address major contributions to this topic within political philosophy before pivoting to responses in religious and theological ethics, including broadly Augustinian, Thomistic, and critical theological approaches.
RELG 7559: New Course in Religious Studies
Credits: 1–3
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Religious Studies.
RELG 8711: Tutorial in Aesthetics, Theology and Ethics
Credits: 3
How might aesthetics, theology, and ethics inform approaches to religious engagement in plural socio-political contexts? The course explores contemporary theological and ethical conversations as well as constructive horizons in this area of inquiry.
RELG 8746: Tutorial: Gender, Race, and Virtue Epistemology
Credits: 3
A graduate tutorial featuring readings on the relationship between gender, race, and virtue epistemology.
RELG 8755: Tutorial in Religion, Immigration, and Environment
Credits: 3
Drawing on methodologies such as history, ethics, theology, policy, literary criticism, and ethnography, this course considers the intersection of immigration, religion, and environment primarily in the context of the Americas.
RELS 8995: Research
Credits: 1–12
Systematic readings in a selected topic under detailed supervision.
RELS 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
RELS 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
RELS 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
RELS 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
  • 2017 Yale Center for Faith and Culture Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant
  • 2016 Mellon Global South Humanities Fellow at the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures
  • 2015 Catherine Mowry LaCugna Award for best academic essay in theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America for essay, “Beyond Consumptive Solidarity: An Aesthetic Response to Modern Day Slavery”