Roberto E. Alejandro

Roberto E. Alejandro, PhD, JD
CEO, On Background Media, Inc.
Editor-in-Chief, StayUp.News

Roberto E. Alejandro is a former fast food worker, transit bus driver, assistant book preservationist, hospital interpreter, and handyman. He holds a PhD in religion and theology from Durham University, and is a licensed member of the New York State Bar, holding a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law. Roberto currently serves as CEO of On Background Media, Inc., and is editor-in-chief of StayUp.News, a web magazine based out of New York City covering social and political issues in urban settings.  Roberto is also a volunteer pro bono attorney and an independent scholar whose research interests include late antique Christian thought, theological anthropology, race, postcolonial theory, pragmatism, law, sovereignty, as well as American society and politics.

IFCRV commissioned Roberto Alejandro to pursue his work on the upcoming book.
The book details how classical Christian anthropological paradigms operated to define non-Christians as less than human, and how this paradigm has been transmitted into our contemporary setting to inform various identity-based oppression such as racism, misogyny, or homophobia.