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Miguel Aguilera

miguel.aguilera@asu.edu

Assoc Professor
SHPRS Religious Studies Facult
Faculty
Mail Code: 4302

Coor Hall 6640 976 S. Forest Mall (Map)
(480)965-5778

Bio

Miguel Astor-Aguilera attained his Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of California at Riverside. Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University at Albany/State University of New York. Astor-Aguilera currently teaches courses at Arizona State University in Religious Studies, in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, that are cross-listed with the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Transborder Studies.

Research Interests

Astor-Aguilera conducts research focused on ecologically focused ritual production amongst the Maya peoples. He specializes in Mesoamerican cosmovisions that include contemporary “folk” healing practices in the United States/Mexico border zone. His research, being an ethnographer, iconographer, and archaeologist is transdisciplinary and social historically holistic in method and theory. Astor-Aguilera currently conducts ethnographic and archaeological investigations of Maya cenote-sinkholes in the Yucatán peninsula.

Courses

Fall 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 792 Research

Spring 2016

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 595 Continuing Registration
REL 690 Reading and Conference
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 595 Continuing Registration

Spring 2015

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 205 Life, Sex and Death
REL 326 US Latino Religion & Culture
REL 599 Thesis
REL 690 Reading and Conference
REL 799 Dissertation
TCL 328 US Latino Religion & Culture

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 202 Religion and Popular Culture
REL 331 Hist Native Amer Rel Tradition
REL 599 Thesis
REL 690 Reading and Conference
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 294 Special Topics
REL 382 Magick, Religion and Science
REL 599 Thesis
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
REL 205 Life, Sex and Death
REL 591 Seminar
REL 792 Research
REL 799 Dissertation

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 394 Special Topics
ASB 691 Seminar
HST 590 Reading and Conference
REL 394 Special Topics
REL 590 Reading and Conference
REL 691 Seminar
TCL 394 Special Topics

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 494 Special Topics
REL 430 MesoAm Shamanic Cosmographies
REL 494 Special Topics

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
ASB 294 Special Topics
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
REL 294 Special Topics
REL 590 Reading and Conference

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Miguel Astor-Aguilera. Maya and Korean Pig Head Rituals: A Divergence from Eliade. Asian Journal of Latin American Studies (2014).

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Presentations

  1. Miguel Astor-Aguilera The Familiar and the Strange of Personhood: "The New Animism" and the Re"Turn to Things. American Anthropological Assocaition. (Nov 2015).
  2. Miguel Astor-Aguilera The Way of the Maya Uay Co-Essence: Mesoamerican Shapeshifter Perspectives. American Anthropological Assocaition. (Nov 2015).
  3. Miguel Astor-Aguilera Persons, Places, & Things: Relational Theory and Maya Blood Offerings. Annual American Academy of Religion. (Nov 2014).

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Isaac,Gwyneira * , Aguilera,Miguel Astor , Birchfield,David A , Budruk,Megha S , Cowgill,George Lewis , Duwel,Emily , Nelson,Ben A , Sundaram,Hari , Sundaram,Hari , Welsh,Peter Hamilton , . City Life: Experiencing the World of Teotihuacn. NEH (5/1/2006 - 9/30/2008).

* principal investigator

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Service

  1. Religious Studies, Director of Graduate Studies (2015 - 2016)
  2. School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies, Associate Director of Graduate Studies/Executive Committee Member (2015 - 2016)
  3. Religious Studies/School of Historical, Philosophical, & Religious Studies, Faculty Leader/ExCom Representative (2014 - 2015)

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