Antonio D. Sison, C.PP.S., is Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and director of the M.A. Program at Chicago’s Catholic Theological Union. He currently co-chairs the Religion, Film, and Visual Culture group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).
Keen on paying due attention to "what the world is watching," Sison's special research is on the confluence of religion/theology and world cinema. He is the author of Screening Schillebeeckx: Theology and Third Cinema in Dialogue (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and the upcoming book World Cinema, Theology, and the Human: Humanity in Deep Focus (New York/London: Routledge, March 2012). He is also a contributing author to a number of publications including Routledge Companion to Religion and Film (London: Routledge, 2009), The Religion and Film Reader (London: Routledge, 2007), Representing Religion in World Cinema (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Berlin: Verlag Walter De Gruyter, in process).
An independent digital filmmaker, Sison's theological art films have been showcased in independent film festivals and academic circles. One of his films, Dancing on Water (2009) can be accessed here.