Lecturer in Systematic Theology

Te Kupenga - Catholic Theological College


Dr Rocio Figueroa is a Peruvian Theologian, Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand, and an External Researcher at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at Otago University. She holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. She has previously lectured and worked in Peru, Italy, and Mexico. She worked in the Holy See as head of the Women’s section in the Pontifical Council for the Laity. Figueroa’s research has focused on theological and pastoral responses for survivors of Church sexual abuse.

Rocio specialises in issues related to woman’s studies, and reciprocity between men and women. Her research interests include sexual and spiritual abuse within the Church, and Achievements in the Holy See as responsible for the Women’s section in the Pontifical Council of Laity (specifically creating networks between the different international catholic associations which promote the dignity and value of women).