Current Institutional Affiliation
Associate Professor, Anthropology, New York University (NYU)
International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2000
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Anthropology, Yale University
Agency and Addiction: Pentecostal Recovery Movements in Puerto Rico
This study examines evangelical street ministries targeting addicted people in urban Puerto Rico, asking how members assert agency through religious practice in the context of urban poverty, how such ministries represent a response to the conditions of postindustrial economic dislocation, and how ethnic identity formation and migration to the U.S. mainland play a role in the recovery of ministry members from addiction.