Institute Directors

Matthew Bowman was appointed the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, with a joint appointment in history and religion in 2019. He is a specialist in American religious history, with particular interests in Mormonism, new religious movements, and the development of the concept of “religion” in the United States. He teaches courses on North American religions and Mormonism in the department of religion, and on the history of the United States in the department of history.
Matthew Bowman teaching
Daniel Ramírez (Ph.D., Duke University; B.A., Yale College) is Associate Professor of American Religions at Claremont Graduate University, and has taught previously at the University of Michigan and Arizona State University. He is author of over 20 publications. His book, Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century (University of North Carolina) excavates the deep sonic archive of borderlands Pentecostalism, and was selected by the Society for Pentecostal Studies for the 2017 Pneuma Book of the Year award. Ramírez’s current monograph project, “Pentecostalisms of Oaxacalifornia,” continues the analysis of subaltern Pentecostal history and culture through the more contemporary time period of oaxaqueño migration and through the added prism of indigenous experience, identity and musical culture. Dr. Ramírez is a member of several academic associations, including the Network of Religion Researchers of Mexico, the Commission for the Study of the History of the Church in Latin America, and the American Academy of Religion. He is the president of the Society for Church History.
Daniel Ramirez

Project Manager

Caroline Kline is the Assistant Director of the Center for Global Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She earned her Ph.D. in religion with a focus on women’s studies in religion. Her forthcoming book, Mormon Women at the Crossroads: Global Narratives and the Power of Connectedness, is based on oral histories of women in Mexico, Botswana, and the United States.
Caroline Kline

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The National Endowment for the Humanities: Mormonism and Mexico: A Case Study in Religion and Borderlands

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Guest Lecturers

Rudy Busto, UC Santa Barbara

Josh Goode, Claremont Graduate University

Romeo Guzman, Claremont Graduate University

Fernando and Enriqueta Gomez, Museum of Mormon History of the Americas

Lisa Crane, Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

Sujey Vega, Arizona State University

Elisa Pulido, Claremont Graduate University

Patricia Fortuny, Center for Research in Social Anthropology

Rebecca Janzen, University of South Carolina in Columbia

Alvaro Daniel Marquez, Cal State Long Beach

David Knowlton, Utah Valley University

Matt Martinich, independent researcher