Dr. Sarat's work explores the intersection of religion and migration
in Mexico and the Southwest Borderlands, with particular attention to
the religious and social implications of U.S.-Mexico border policy.
She received her PhD in Religion in the Americas from the University
of Florida and joined the Religious Studies faculty at ASU in
2010. Her book, Fire
in the Canyon: Religion, Migration, and the Mexican
Dream (New York University Press, 2013) centers
on the relationship between cross-border migration and Pentecostalism
in an indigenous community in central Mexico.
Currently, Dr. Sarat is researching the role of religion in immigrant
detention in Arizona, building upon the work begun during a 2011-2012
Fellowship with ASU's Institute for Humanities Research,
"Shielded by the Blood of Christ: Evangelical Migrants in Mexico
and the United States.
religion and immigration, religion in Mexico, U.S.-Mexico border
studies, indigenous religions, global Pentecostalism