Edward Wright-Rios to speak on religion in modern Mexico

EDWARD WRIGHT-RIO is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University specializing in the cultural history of modern Mexico. He is the author of two books—Revolutions in Mexican Catholicism: Reform and Revelation in Oaxaca, 1887-1934,
(Duke University Press, 2009), and Searching for Madre Matiana: Prophecy and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico, (University of New Mexico Press, 2014)—and numerous articles examining how popular religious movements made up largely of indigenous people and devout women have championed their own religious experiences and organized movements in response to the Catholic Church's and Mexican state's attempts to discipline popular piety and political mobilization.

September 26th, 2016
5:30 pm
Barnard 244
UNC Charlotte