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Graduate Students to Present at ASWM Conference

February 11, 2014

Three students from the Spanish Graduate Program, and Dr. Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba’s Popular Religions of Latin America course, Erika Said White --  Stephanie Almanza, and Carlos Hernández -- have had their papers accepted for presentation at the National Conference of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) in San Antonio in March, 2014.

Their topics are respectively: "New Age and the Resacralization of the Feminine Deity," "From Religion to Ritualized Culture: The Loss of Religiosity in Carnival Traditions", and "Santa Muerte in Mexico: A Metamorphosis of a Non-official Saint."

In addition, Dr. Oleszkiewicz-Peralba’s paper, “The Witch Baba Yaga: An Eastern European Liminal Deity,” as well as her panel which includes three of her graduate students, titled "Transformation of Divinities and Devotional Practices: Desacralization and Resacralization," accepted for presentation at the National Conference of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) in San Antonio in March, 2014.  She was invited to lead a round table of experts on the Black Madonnas at the conference.

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