Want to get to know your faculty and staff better? Curious about how our life stories and our professional accomplishments interact with each other? You’re invited to lunch and discussion in a relaxed, comfortable environment with featured faculty and staff from across CMC. A different faculty or staff member will be featured at each lunch and will share with students the stories of their paths to working in higher education, what draws them to their fields, and their intellectual passions. You’ll get to know how their values and personal identities have shaped their paths.
This VISA (Values, Identity, Scholarship, and the Arts) lunch features Prof. Gastón Espinosa, Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religious Studies. Prof. Espinosa joined the CMC Religious Studies Department in 2004. He holds master’s degrees from Princeton and Harvard and a PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the author or editor of 8 books and researches and writes on the intersection of religion, race, politics, and social change. His books include Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Harvard), Religion and the American Presidency (Columbia), Latino Religions and Civic Activism (Oxford), Mexican American Religions: Spirituality, Activism, and Culture (Duke), and Religion, Race, and Barack Obama's New Democratic Pluralism (Routledge). This Spring he is teaching courses on FHS 10 - Mystics, Prophets, and Social Change, RLST 166b - Religion, Politics, and Global Violence, and RLST 84 - Religion, Race and the Civil Rights Movement (Black, Chicano/Latino, American Indian). He loves traveling, Yosemite, dancing, and teaching at CMC.
Wednesday, February 13 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Heggblade Center, 400 E. 9th Street, Claremont, CA 91711