Jean-Pierre Ruiz, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at St. John's University. Father Ruiz is a past-president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. He serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology and as an associate editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is the author of many essays, including those in Futuring Our Past (ed. Espin) and From the Heart of Our People (ed. Espin/Diaz).