Category: Authors

Heather Shearer

Heather Shearer holds a PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric from Syracuse University (2009), where her specialty was organizational communication, technical writing, and activity theory. Currently she is a professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and co-edits the university’s research magazine, Inquiry@UC Santa Cruz. Her writings on Peoples Temple […]

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John Paul Healy

John Paul Healy is a Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University. John is also an Associate Researcher with the Public and Contextual Theology Strategic Research Centre (PACT). John’s research into Siddha Yoga was propelled by an early personal experience of the movement in the early 1980s, and when gaining […]

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Heather Shearer

Heather Shearer holds a PhD in Composition and Cultural Rhetoric from Syracuse University (2009), where her specialty was organizational communication, technical writing, and activity theory. Currently she is a professor of rhetoric and writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz and co-edits the university’s research magazine, Inquiry@UC Santa Cruz. Her writings on Peoples Temple […]

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Mark Speece

Mark Speece is adjunct Associate Professor at the College of Management Mahidol University (CMMU), adjunct research faculty at Thammasat Business School (TBS), and adjunct in the DBA program at Dhurakij Pundit University, all in Bangkok. Prior to recently semi-retiring and returning to Bangkok, he taught in Kuwait (seven years), Alaska (ten years), and Southeast Asia […]

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Tanya Stabler Miller

Tanya Stabler Miller is Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director of History at Loyola University Chicago. She is the author of The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority​ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014) and several essays and articles on lay religion, gender, and urban culture.  She is currently working on a new book project tentatively titled “Men, Women, and Religious […]

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Lila Moore

Lila Moore is the founder of The Cybernetic Futures Institute, an educational and practice-based research platform for the exploration of technoetic arts with an emphasis on the spiritual, mystical and occult in film, art, screen-dance and emerging technological forms of performance and narrative. She holds a practice-based Ph.D degree in Dance on Screen (Middlesex University, […]

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Michael F. Strmiska

Michael F. Strmiska is Associate Professor of World History in the Global Studies Department at SUNY-Orange in New York State. He was the editor and a co-author of Modern Paganism in World Cultures: Comparative Perspectives. His research on Baltic and Norse-Germanic Paganism has been featured in a number of journals including Nova Religio, The Pomegranate […]

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Michael Amoruso

Michael Amoruso is an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies at Occidental College. His research focuses on death, race, and movement in the United States and Latin America. His current book project, Moved by the Dead, forthcoming with the University of North Carolina Press, explores the intersection of these themes in the devotion to afflicted souls […]

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