Gastón Espinosa, Ph.D.
Prof. Espinosa specializes in American Religious History, U.S. Latino Religions, Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements, American Religion and Politics, American Religion and Film
Areas of Expertise
American Religion & Politics, Latino Religions, Latino Religions and Politics, Pentecostal, Charismatic, & Liberation Movements, Religion and the American Presidency, Religion in the United States
Selected Research and Publications
Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith & Politics in Action (Harvard, 2014).
William J. Seymour & Origins of Global Pentecostalism (Duke, 2014).
Religion, Race, & Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism (2012).
Religion, Race, & the American Presidency (2011).
Religion & American Presidency: Washington to Bush (Columbia, 2009).
Gastón Espinosa et al. Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States (Oxford, 2005).
Mexican American Religions: Spirituality, Activism, & Culture (Duke, 2008).
Gastón Espinosa, “Latinos and Religion in the 2008 Presidential Election,” Hemisphere (School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University, Fall 2009).
Gastón Espinosa, “’Today We Act, Tomorrow We Vote’: Latino Religions, Politics, and Activism in U.S. Civil Society,” The Annals of American Academy of Political & Social Science (July 2007): 151-171.
Gastón Espinosa, “Changements démographiques et religieux chez les hispaniques des Etats-Unis,” Social Compass: International Review of Sociology of Religion, 51(3) (2004): 309-327.
Gastón Espinosa, "'El Azteca:' Francisco Olazábal and Latino Pentecostal Charisma, Power, and Healing in the Borderlands," Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67/3 (Sept., 1999): 597-616.
National Survey Director, Latino Religions and Politics (LRAP) National Survey (n = 1,000 Latino likely voters), Fall 2014
National Survey Director, Latino Religions and Politics (LRAP) National Survey (n = 1,104 Latino respondents, 700 registered voters), Fall 2008.
Project Manager, Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (HCAPL) Project. This three-year (1999-2002) project was funded by a $1.3 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The HCAPL project fielded four surveys, including a U.S. Latino national survey (n = 2,060 respondents), a Puerto Rican island suvey (n = 250), a Latino religious leaders survey (n = 205), and a Latino civic leaders survey (n = 229). The study also interviewed 266 Latinos in 45 congregations representing 25 religious traditions in 8 cities and rural areas (e.g., LA, San Antonio, NYC, Miami, Chicago, rural Colorado, rural Iowa, Puerto Rico).
Gastón Espinosa, Ph.D.
Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religious StudiesEducation: U.C. Santa Barbara (Ph.D), Dartmouth College (Fellow), Harvard University (Master's), Princeton Seminary (Master's)Department(s): Religious StudiesOffice Hours: Monday, 3-4:30 p.m.Wednesday, 3-4:30 p.m.Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: (909) 621-8395Address: Kravis Center 268
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