TITLE: Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint
SPEAKER: R. Andrew Chesnut
EVENT DATE: 02/22/2012
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
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R. Andrew Chesnut discusses his book "Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint."
Speaker Biography: R. Andrew Chesnut earned his Ph.D degree in Latin American History from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1995 and joined the History Department faculty at the University of Houston in 1997. He quickly became an internationally recognized expert on Latin American religious history. Chesnut was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008.