Department of Religious Studies

PhD Alum, Michael Amoruso, New Assistant Professor of American Religions at Occidental College

Fri, February 8, 2019
PhD Alum, Michael Amoruso, New Assistant Professor of American Religions at Occidental College
Mike Amoruso

Congratulations to Mike Amoruso! Mike will be joining the Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College this fall as Assistant Professor of American Religions. He completed his Ph.D. in fall 2016 in our Department with a dissertation on religious eclecticism in the devotion to the souls of the dead in São Paulo, Brazil. Some of Mike’s research on this was published recently as, “Spaces of Suffering: Religious Transit in São Paulo’s Devotion to Souls” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2018).  The image shows Mike outside the burial grounds of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Ouro Preto, Brazil.

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