Juan Manuel Rubio Arevalo studied history at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He has a master's degree in history from the same university and an MA in medieval studies from CEU. He is currently a PhD candidate in medieval studies at CEU and his research deals with the use of Scripture in the contemporary chronicles of the first to the fifth crusades (1095-1221). His research interests include the history of the crusades, Church history, Biblical Exegesis, literary criticism, and the portrayal of the Middle Ages in popular media, mostly in (but not limited to) video games.
How will religious festivals continue amid COVID-19 restrictions? How are religious communities around the world adapting to the pressures of 2020's global pandemic? In this September episode of Discourse!, the RSP's Sidney Castillo speaks with guests Maria Nita, Juan Manuel Rubio Arevalo, and Stefanie Butendieck.