AA, Hostos Community College / BA, Hunter College / MDiv, Harvard Divinity School / STM, Boston University / PhD, Boston University (Present)
KMarie was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States in her early twenties. Her research is centered on exploring the role and manifestation of the Holy Spirit/spirits in Early Christian communities, why ecstatic religions develop during apocalyptic times, and how historical events and people’s experiences within a community stimulate ecstatic experiences like prophecy, dreams, and visions. For her, the academic study of the Holy Spirit and spirits in antiquity is a topic that has not been explored enough because of the subjective nature that studying spirits represents. Nonetheless, she believes that academic study does not undermine such experiences, and it shows deep respect for the diversity of the spiritual experience.