Eric Breault

Grad Teaching Assistant
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4302

Student Information

Graduate Student
Religious Studies
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

Originally
from northern Illinois, Eric moved to Arizona in 2008. In 2011 he
graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in
Comparative Cultural Studies. He focused his undergraduate studies
on the histories of religious studies theory and Western philosophy. 

At Arizona
State University, Eric is in the Anthropology of Religion Ph.D.
track of Religious Studies.  His work investigates unofficial
folk saints in Latin America with a special focus on
Mexican-Catholic folkloric icons that are not recognized by the
Vatican, especially La Santa Muerte. This research examines
the historical trajectory of how the cult of the saints was brought
to the Americas via Spanish conquest, why such folk devotions became
pervasive in Latin America, and finally the manner in which these
religious practices constitute societies based on a shared sense of
meaning unique to the Latin American context.

Adviser: Dr.
Miguel Astor-Aguilera

 

Matriculated
August 2012

Research Interests

-
Anthropology of Religion

- Latin America

- Colonialism

- Religious
Studies Theory

- Material Culture

- Personhood

- Social Agency

 

 

Courses

Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 101 Religion, Culture, Public Life
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth
REL 307 Approaches to Religion
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
REL 100 Religions of the World
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
REL 374 Witchcraft & Heresy in Europe