Sierra is a doctoral student in the Religion and Culture track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the USA. She studies rhetorics of devotion, previously focusing on communities who describe themselves as devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Her current work examines discourses on religion in the Atlantic world with a particular interest in how social identities were constructed during the early modern period in the Iberian Peninsula. You can access her website here.
In this month’s discourse, Sidney Castillo is joined by Chris Cotter and Sierra Lawson to discuss the contemporary localized manifestations of Easter and Passover celebrations, a current US Supreme Court Case relating to the First Amendment, and the entanglement of Catholicism and national identity in television’s “Derry Girls”.
Breann Fallon sits down with Sierra Lawson and Sidney Castillo to discuss the recent Peruvian Congress elections and the controversial new book "American Dirt."
Chris Cotter is joined by Susannah Crockford and Sierra Lawson in this month's edition of discourse, discussing college football politics in Alabama, Donald Trump's new 'spiritual adviser', a Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos memorializing migrants who have died at the US border, Armistice/Remembrance/Veterans day rituals, and the recent controversy surrounding QR codes at the AAR-SBL.