Francisco Pelaez-Diaz is a PhD candidate in Religion and Society at Princeton Theological Seminary. His research focuses on the appropriation of the notion of the crucified peoples –as coined by Latin American theologian Ignacio Ellacuría- by Central American migrants in their journey to the U.S. through Mexico. More broadly, he is interested in the religious and ethical aspects of the causes and effects of human migration in the context of globalization. Francisco has worked as an ordained pastor among immigrants in a multiethnic/multiracial PC(USA) congregation in Dayton, OH. He taught and served as the Academic Dean of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Mexico, where he earned his bachelor degree in theology. He earned his Master of Theology in Christian Ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary.