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Socorro Casañeda-Liles

Socorro Castañeda-Liles

Assistant Professor

Professor Castañeda-Liles received her B.S. in Sociology and Double Minors in Women Studies and Ethnic Studies from Santa Clara University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from University of California Santa Barbara. Her research, writing, and teaching interests include Sociology of Religion, Lived Religion, Critical Ethnography, Community Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, Immigrant Experience, Qualitative Methods, and the interlocking of Race, Class, Gender, Religion, & Sexuality.

  • RSOC 009 Ways of Understanding Religion
  • RSOC 012 Latinos and Lived Religion in the U.S.
  • RSOC 099 Sociology of Religion
  • RSOC 139 Mexican Popular Religion and Gender

Selected Publications

Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Politics of Cultural Interpretation. In Mexican American Religions: Spirituality, Activism, and Culture (Chapter 6), Eds. Gastón Espinosa and Mario T. Garcia. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Spiritual Affirmation and Empowerment: The Mexican American Cultural Center. In Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States (Chapter 8). Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda, Eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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