Miguel H. Díaz is the John Courtney Murray University Chair in Public Service at Loyola University Chicago. Prof. Díaz was selected by President Barack Obama as the 9th U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. He is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and member and former President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS).
In 2013, Prof. Diaz was the recipient of the prestigious Virgilio Elizondo Award from ACHTUS, given in recognition for distinguished achievement in Theology. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from a number of universities, including Fordham University and Portland University. Among his scholarly interests include theologies of God, theologies of gender and human sexuality, political theologies, and Latino/a theologies.
His forthcoming publications include Option for Culture, Building Bridges: God, Diplomacy and the Common Good, and a book on God in which he retrieves and revisions the mystical theology of John of the Cross. Prof. Diaz regularly contributes to efforts that bridge faith and public life. He has been a consultant to CNN, CNN en Español, Al Jazeera America, BBC News, Fox News, and MSNBC. His pieces have appeared in a wide selection of national and international newspapers that include the NY Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Infobae America, the National Catholic Reporter and America Magazine.
As part of his ongoing commitment to human rights, he participates in a number of diplomatic initiatives, including his participation as a member of the Ambassadors Circle at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Washington, D.C. chaired by Secretary Madeleine K. Albright.