Victor Carmona

During undergraduate studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, a professor introduced Victor Carmona to Catholic social teaching to help him think through the fundamental questions of power and justice that immigrants’ lives raise. That encounter moved him to work with immigrants and border communities with the Mexican Conference of Catholic Bishops (CEM-Movilidad Humana), the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and non-profits. Six years later, those experiences called him to grapple with their implications in light of the Catholic tradition through graduate studies in moral theology and Christian ethics at the University of Notre Dame. After five years teaching graduate students at Oblate School of Theology, Carmona joined the Department in 2017. He is excited to continue engaging those questions, experiences, and implications—and nourish new ones—at USD, the only major US Catholic university at the US-Mexico border.