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Eric Breault

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Graduate Assistant/Associate, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Religious Studies
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography: 

Originally from northern Illinois, Eric moved to Arizona in 2008. In 2011 he graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Comparative Cultural Studies. He focused his undergraduate studies on the histories of religious studies theory and Western philosophy. 

At Arizona State University, Eric is in the Anthropology of Religion Ph.D. track of Religious Studies.  His work investigates unofficial folk saints in Latin America with a special focus on Mexican-Catholic folkloric icons that are not recognized by the Vatican, especially La Santa Muerte. This research examines the historical trajectory of how the cult of the saints was brought to the Americas via Spanish conquest, why such folk devotions became pervasive in Latin America, and finally the manner in which these religious practices constitute societies based on a shared sense of meaning unique to the Latin American context.

Adviser: Dr. Miguel Astor-Aguilera

 

Matriculated August 2012

Research Interests: 

- Anthropology of Religion

- Latin America

- Colonialism

- Religious Studies Theory

- Material Culture

- Personhood

- Social Agency

 

 

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 321Religion in America
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HST 361Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 207Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 205Life, Sex and Death
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 374Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World