Roberto is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology Emeritus at Boston College where he specializes in Liberation Theology and the intersections of theology and culture. He is known for his research and teaching on Christology, theology and culture, liberation theology and Latino/a theology. He is past president of the Catholic Society of America and the academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the United States. In 2012, he won the Yves Congar award for theological excellence. He is the author of the books, Christ Our Companion: Towards a Theological Aesthetic of Liberation (2009) and Caminemos com Jesus: Towards a Hispanic Latino Theology of Accompaniment (1995) which was honored by the Catholic Press Association. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Systematic Theology Marquette University and a B.A. from Yale University. He was also an officer of the Aquinas Center from 1987-1991.