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Milagros Pena is an American associate professor of Sociology and director of the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida as well as writer.


Mrs. Pena was born in New York, United States, on May 10, 1955. She is a daughter of Obtacilio (a television technician) and Milagros Lopez Martinez (a hairdresser) Pena.


Milagros Pena graduated from Iona College, receiving from Bachelor of Arts in 1978. In 1983 she earned her Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. She obtained Master of Arts from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1985 and Doctor of Philosophy in 1990.


Mrs. Pena worked as a High school Spanish teacher in New Rochelle, NY, from 1978 to 1980. Between 1986 and 1987 she resumed her ofice as an instructor in sociology at State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 1989 Mrs. Pena joined the staff of Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, working as an adjunct professor of sociology.

From 1990 till 1995 Milagros Pena served as an assistant professor at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, associate professor of sociology and ethnic studies, 1995-1996, graduate coordinator of ethnic studies, 1993-1996. In 1991 and 1992 Mrs. Pena acted as an invited lecturer at University of Toledo.

She was a vice-president of Program for the Analysis of Religion Among Latinos at Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York since 1995. He has also been a guest on radio programs. Beginning from 1996 she held the post of an assistant professor of sociology at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces.

She has been a contributor to books, including Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective, From the Left Bank to the Mainstream: Historical Debates and Contemporary Research in Marxist Sociology, Religion and. Democracy in Latin America. She also has been a contributor of articles and reviews to professional journals, including Journal of Hispanic /Latino Theology, International Journal on World Peace, Race, Gender, and Class, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Sociological Analysis.


  • Milagros Pena is famous for her numerous acticles to various periodicals as well as books.


  • American Sociological Association , United States

  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion , United States

  • Association for the Sociology of Religion , United States

  • Sociologists for Women in Society , United States


Milagros Pena married Fred Hamann, an astronomer, on December 14, 1991.

Obtacilio Pena - technician

Milagros Lopez Martinez Pena - hairdresser

Fred Hamann - American - Astronomer