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Sobre La Marcha: The Fiesta of Santiago Apostol in Loiza, Puerto Rico
The annual Fiesta of Santiago Apóstol is the most significant religious festival in Loíza, Puerto Rico. This dissertation examines this religious ritual applying an indigenous methodological approach I call sobre la marcha, ...
The Aftermath: Memorialization, Storytelling, and Walking at the 9/11 Tribute Center
Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, the 9/11 Tribute Center is a small memorial museum that commemorates the attacks of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath. Tribute’s five small galleries house numerous exhibits ...
Devotions of Desire: Changing Gods, Changing People at a Transylvanian Pilgrimage Site
This dissertation describes how desiring subjects make devotional worlds in times of radical change. I argue that what is centrally at stake for people who pass through the Şumuleu Ciuc (Hungarian: Csíksomlyó) pilgrimage ...