Assistant Professor of Religion
Office: Humphrey House, Room 107
PhD: Princeton University
MA: Princeton University
BA: Vassar College
Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada is Assistant Professor of Religion at Kalamazoo College where she teaches classes on religion and masculinity, Catholics in the Americas, urban religion, and religions of Latin America. She is an ethnographer and her research focuses on material culture, contemporary Catholicism, and gender and embodiment. She is the author of Lifeblood of the Parish: Men and Catholic Devotion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, an ethnography about masculinity and men’s devotional lives in a gentrified neighborhood in New York City. She is currently working on a project titled “Reinventing the Rosary: Innovation and Catholic Prayer” on the technological and sensory history of prayer. She is also currently working on projects about Latinx art and Latinx religion in the multiethnic neighborhoods of New York City.
Dr. Maldonado-Estrada is editor of the journal Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief, co-chair of the Men and Masculinities Unit at the American Academy of Religion, and serves on the editorial board of the journal American Religion. She was chosen as one of the Young Scholars in American Religion at IUPUI’s (now Indiana University Indianapolis) Center for the Study of Religion & American Culture.
- Religion in the Americas
- Catholic Studies
- Men and Masculinities
- Urban Religion
- Material Culture
- Body & Embodiment
- Latinx Religion
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