In this talk, Dr. Kate Kingsbury and Dr. Andrew Chesnut discuss Santa Muerte and how the followers of Santa Muerte pray for protection and healing during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
This material is used with permission from Dr. Andrew Chesnut and was edited for this video by the team at Exploration Arcanum. Dr. Kate Kingsbury is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Kingsbury obtained her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Oxford, specializing in the topic of religion, youth, and politics.
Dr. Kingsbury has authored several journal articles on religion in Africa and Latin America and is fascinated by the idea of the longue durée pervading religious phenomena but equally interested in the changes and infinite esemplasticity inherent to religions, that allow for their survival, alteration, regeneration, and expansion across time and space.
Dr. Kingsbury is a staunch believer in the power of education and ardent about the application of social science to real-world situations, and also works pro bono for a non-profit organization that aims to empower and educate girls in Africa.
Dr. Kingsbury is the author of the forthcoming book with Oxford University Press, “Daughters of Death: The Female Followers of Santa Muerte.
Recorded on 11/10/2020 (used with permission)
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