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Loring Abeyta


Dr. Loring Abeyta

​​Lecturer

Email: Loring.Abeyta@UCDenver.edu
Office Location:  Academic Building 1, Office #3222
Phone: (303) 315-1748
Fax: (303) 315-1780
Office Hours:  Fall 2014: TBD - Please email to make an appointment.
Areas of Expertise:


  • Ph.D. 2005 Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, with specializations in Comparative Politics, Latin America, and Human Rights
  • M.A. 1988 St. Thomas Theological Seminary (summa cum laude), specialization in liberation theology
  • B.A. 1983 University of Denver, Anthropology and English
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Dr. Loring Abeyta received her doctorate from the University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies.  Her dissertation examined labor relations and cultural conflict between indigenous mine workers and the Cerro de Pasco Copper Corporation at Cerro de Pasco, Peru. 

From 2006 – 2010 she served as Program Manager and Lecturer for the McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers at the Colorado School of Mines.  Dr. Abeyta is appointed as the John Wesley Iliff Senior Adjunct in Religion and Society at the Iliff School of Theology (adjacent to the University of Denver campus).  

She regularly teaches a course on race, gender, and class at the school.  She also teaches courses in American foreign policy and American national security at the University of Colorado Denver.  

Dr. Abeyta is trained for the Community Emergency Response Teams in Colorado, and is a member of OMEGA, a civic, non-profit organization made up of volunteers trained and certified in citizen emergency response techniques.  She regularly develops crisis simulation exercises for her national security students.  

Dr. Abeyta attended the 2010 Current Strategy Forum at the U.S. Naval War College.  She is a member of the Denver Council on Foreign Relations, the International Studies Association, and served as the Denver council president for the Navy League of the United States. She is a recipient of a Templeton Course Award for a seminar she developed, titled Indigenous Knowledges and Western Science.                                                                                                       


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