American Religious History and Latin American Religious History
PhD, American Religious History, Duke University
MA, Religion, Duke University
BA, Political Science: American Government, Yale College
Daniel Ramirez joined Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Religion in July of 2016. His research interests lie primarily in American religious history and Latin American religious history both within the United States and outside of it. Ramirez has taught a vast range of courses within these broad fields including American Evangelicalisms and Fundamentalisms; Religion, Migration, and Transnationalism, History of the Hispanic Heterodox: Latina/o Religious History; Religious Pathways of the Borderlands; and Film and Religious History, among others.
Ramirez received his BA in political science at Yale College before going on to receive his MA and PhD from Duke University in American religious history. At Duke, Ramirez received many awards and fellowships including the Duke University Latin American and Caribbean Studies (DULACS) Program Foreign Language and Area Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship, Duke Graduate School International Research Award, and the Duke Graduate School A. Webb Dissertation Research Technology Award.
During Ramirez’s career, he has published numerous book chapters and articles, most often on Latin American religious history, traditions, and challenges. His recent book, Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina Press, 2015), begins in Los Angeles in 1906 with the eruption of the Azusa Street Revival and follows the trajectory of the Pentecostal phenomenon in the United States and Mexico throughout the century.
Currently, Ramirez is working on several projects including Pentecostalisms of Oaxacalifornia, which examines the growth of Pentecostalism in the heavily indigenous transnational expanse of the Oaxacan homeland and labor diaspora, and explores the challenges the new religious pluralism poses to ancient religious, cultural, and political folkways; and another book, Alabaré a Mi Señor: Latino and Latin American Sacred Musics, which takes up the ethnomusicological method and questions imbedded in Migrating Faith, and applies these to a comparative study of Catholic, historic Protestant, and Pentecostal religious musics.
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