Prisca Dorca Mojica Rodríguez
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez was born in Managua, Nicaragua but calls Nashville, Tennessee home. She is a feminist, theologian, storyteller, and advocate.
Mojica Rodríguez got her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University’s Divinity school in the Spring of 2015. She is a respected storyteller who has traveled across the USA telling stories to countless college and university students. Mojica Rodríguez merges storytelling with pedagogy to help folks understand the larger forces at play, also known as systemic oppression.
As a first-generation student, her passion is in naming the experiences of first-generation students navigating systems not built for them. As the oldest immigrant daughter, she explores the ways that sexism impedes the development of girls and women. As a graduate from a white serving institution, she names systemic racism as a roadblock for success, and decolonizes western notions of said success. Prisca also explores the relationship between religious trauma through Christianity and white supremacy within the USA empire, which is where her theological training really shines.
Storytelling as Decolonial Pedagogy
Storytelling often takes a backseat to research. Even when we understand that lived-experiences are important to various social sciences we do not actually follow that up with praxis. Through utilizing storytelling, I will demonstrate how to activate people to self-reflect and learn about themselves through radical vulnerability.