Borderlands Webinar – And some, I assume, are good people”: Latinx Religion, Respectability, and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Date(s) - 04/12/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Borderlands Institute is hosting a webinar on Wednesday , April 12 at noon.
And some, I assume, are good people”: Latinx Religion, Respectability, and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
Daisy Vargas, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Classics, University of Arizona
Dr. Daisy Vargas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies & Classics, specializes in Catholicism in the Americas; race, ethnicity, religion in the United States; Latina/o/x religion; and material religion. Her current project traces the history of Mexican religion, race, and the law from the nineteenth century into the contemporary moment, positioning current legal debates about Mexican religion within a larger history of anti-Mexican and anti-Catholic attitudes in the United States. In addition to museum curatorial work, and she serves advisory committees for the Fowler Museum of UCLA and Lived Religion in the Digital Age at Saint Louis University. She is co-chair of the AAR Religions in the Latina/o Americas unit, steering committee member of the AAR Catholic Studies unit, curator of the American Religion journal’s “Sources,” and board member of E-Feminist Studies in Religion. Vargas teaches courses on religion and popular culture, global Christianities, religion and immigration, and contemporary Catholicism.