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Haunting Religion

A seminar features papers by Frank Graziano on miraculous images in Latin America and Ericka Swensson on St. Mildred's Millennium.

The event is sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Research Group of Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. 

Since the beginning of his career in 1990, Frank Graziano has written on an extraordinarily wide range of topics in Latin American culture. A professor at Connecticut College, Graziano's active research and interdisciplinary methods translate in the classroom to innovative courses and dynamic teaching. His courses include "Religion and Violence in Latin America," "Undocumented Hispanic Immigration," "Youth in Latin America" and the survey "Hispanic Cultures."

The event will also feature Ericka Swensson, whose lecture will be titled "St. Mildred's Millennium." Currently a Ph.D candidate, Swensson researches and teaches on topics such as Medieval Europe, early modern Europe, saints, monasticism, hagiography, gender and sexuality, early Christianity, and comparative religions.

Haunting Religion is organized by Lisa Bitel, professor of history and religion and Lynn Swartz Dodd, director of the Archaeology Research Center at USC. The seminars focus on religious conceptions of, and responses to, the dead, the paranormal, the supernatural, and the otherworldly.

The event is open to the public, but please reserve your seat via this link: