Assistant Professor of Religion
Office: Humphrey House, Room 107
PhD: Princeton University
MA: Princeton University
BA: Vassar College
Dr. Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada is Assistant Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College, and received her PhD from Princeton University. She is an ethnographer specializing in Religion in the Americas, with a focus on masculinity, Catholicism, material culture, and urban religion. Her forthcoming book, Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Practice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is an ethnographic study that examines the religious and devotional lives of Catholic men. It explores how the parish is a vital site for the making of masculinities and how devotional traditions—and the very materiality and labor essential to their making—structure mens’ pursuit and achievement of manhood.
- Religion in the Americas
- Catholic studies
- Men and masculinities
- Religion in cities
- Material culture
- Body & embodiment
Maldonado‐Estrada, Alyssa. “Catholic Devotion in the Americas.” Religion Compass 13, no. 1 (January 2019).
“Tattoos as Sacramentals,” American Religion, September, 2019
Maldonado-Estrada, Alyssa. “Loving Saint Paulinus: Patron Saint of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” The Global Catholic Review (blog), June 17, 2019.
For more information, visit Dr. Maldonado-Estrada’s website.