Gastón Enrique Espinosa
Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College
Field(s) of Study: Theology, Church History, and Religion & Society
Gastón Espinosa is the Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religion and Co-Editor of the Columbia University Press Series in Religion and Politics. He served as President of La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion at the American Academy of Religion. He’s been named an NEH Fellow at the NHC Institute for Advanced Studies (Raleigh-Durham) and the 2016-2017 William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He is the author/editor of eight books, including Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Harvard), William J. Seymour and the Origins of Global Pentecostalism (Duke), Religion, Race, and Barack Obama’s New Democratic Pluralism (Routledge), Religion and the American Presidency: George Washington to George W. Bush (Columbia), Mexican American Religions: Spirituality, Activism and Culture (Duke), and U.S. Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States (Oxford). Dr. Espinosa has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Chicago, Heidelberg, Paris VII, Ecoles, Science Po, Uppsala, Lund, Ukraine MP. He has directed 5 national surveys on U.S. Latino Religions and Politics in 2000, 2008, and 2012, surveying more than 7,000 Latinos. He is currently research and writing Latino Religions and Politics in American Public Life.