Jane Skjoldli is Assistant Editor for the RSP, primarily in charge of our weekly opportunities digests. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen, Norway. Her current project is on the pontificate of (Saint-to-be) Pope John Paul II (1978-2005) and the role of public events in the evolution of global Catholicism during said pontificate.
She is also co-editor of Ostrakon, the Norwegian Egyptological Society's biannual bulletin, and recently (2013) published the article 'God Is Blowing Everybody's Mind': Three Controversies that Helped Shape the Vineyard Movement in the Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review.
Other research interests include Pentecostalism, theories of religion, particularly within the fields of material and visual culture, and evolutionary and cognitive approaches.
In this interview, postdoctoral researcher of U.S. Catholicism, Francesca Cadeddu, shares some of her reflections on Roger Allen LaPorte, whose contested martyrdom by self-immolation is the topic of her present postdoctoral project.Millions of people, most of them civilians, were killed in the Vietnam War. Almost 58,000 of the war's victims were American citizens.