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Culto y Vida

Culto y Vida: A Conference on Religiosity
and Puerto Rican Studies

• Institutionalized Religion and Lived Religious Experience

• Unfolding of Religiosity among Puerto Ricans in New York City:
Awakening and Mobilization

• Comparative Approaches to the Study of Religions from the Tainos
and the Africans to the Abrahamic Faiths and Beyond

Thursday, May 5, 3:30-8:00 pm

PROGRAM

3:30-3:45 Introductions
Edwin Meléndez
Director
Center for Puerto Rican Studies

3:45-4:05 Welcoming Address

Institutionalized Religion and Lived Religion: Knowing the Difference and Lasting Long Enough to Talk about It
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
Professor Emeritus of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Brooklyn College

4:15-5:25 Panel: Comparative Approaches to Study of Religion

David Badillo, Moderator and Respondent
Associate Professo
r
Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies
Lehman College

A Footnote on Critical Epistemology and the Study of Latino/a Religion
Samuel Cruz

Assistant Professor of Church and Society
Union Theological Seminary

Creole Religion, Kindred Spirits and Spirited Literary Identities
Marguerite Fernández Olmos
Professor of Modern Language
Brooklyn College

5:25-6:15 Interlude

6:15 – 7:45 Panel: The Unfolding of Puerto Rican Religiosity in New York City: Awakening and Mobilization

María Pérez y González, Moderator and Respondent
Associate Professor
Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Brooklyn College

Fuego a la Lata: The Puerto Rican Experience in New York of Mobilizing Institutions and of Institutions Mobilizing
Ana María Díaz-Stevens

Professor Emerita of Church and Society
Union Theological Seminary

The Latino Religious Experience and Political Engagement in the United States
Carlos Vargas Ramos

Research Associate
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños

A Return to the National Parish? How Puerto Ricans paved the way for Mexicans and other recent Latino Immigrants in New York’s Catholic Church.
Alyshia Gálvez

Assistant Professor
Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies
Lehman College