Elizabeth Pérez is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the
University of California, Santa Barbara. Her first book, Religion in
the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic
Traditions (New York University Press, 2016) won the 2017 Clifford
Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion from the Society for the
Anthropology of Religion, and received Honorable Mention for the
Caribbean Studies Association’s 2019 Barbara T. Christian Literary
Award. She has published widely in scholarly journals and edited
volumes. Her current research project examines the challenges faced by
transgender people as religious actors in the contemporary United
In the first RSP Remix, Dave McConeghy guides us through recent RSP discussions of fieldwork and its impact on scholarship. This episode features excerpts from conversations with Christopher R. Cotter, Spencer Dew, Liz Bucar, Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Robin Veldman, Elizabeth Pérez, and Cristina Rocha.
In this episode we discuss Elizabeth Perez's award-winning book *Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions*. Listen in to learn more about how religious subjectivity is constructed around the process of preparing ritual meals in the Lucumí tradition.