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James Padilioni

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Contact

  1. Email:jpadili1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 957-6268
  3. Pearson 205
James Padilioni

James’ teaching and research foregrounds Afro-Latinx and folk Catholicism, Black queer religiosity, and diasporic magico-religious, ecstatic, and pharmacopic traditions. His forthcoming book, Black Gnosis: San Martín de Porres, the African Diaspora, and the Problem of Knowledge, examines the restaging of ritual performances relating to San Martín de Porres the first Catholic saint of African descent from the Americas. In addition to his interest in Religion, James engages public scholarship as a co-host of the Always Already Critical Theory Podcast and as a contributor to Black Perspectives, the peer-reviewed blog of the African-American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS).