The Saints of Santa Ana by Dr. Jonathan E. Calvillo
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The Saints of Santa Ana compares the experiences of Catholic and Evangelical Mexican immigrants-the two largest religious groupings in the city. Drawing on five years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, this book argues that religious affiliations set Catholics and Evangelicals along diverging trajectories with regard to ethnic identity. In particular, Calvillo argues, Catholics and Evangelicals have differing perspectives on collective memory and ethnic community. The Saints of Santa Ana offers a rich portrait of a fascinating American community.
In conversation with local author and historian Gustavo Arellano & Dr. Manuel G. Galaviz of the Scholar Holler Podcast, Dr. Calvillo will discuss how faith shapes a community of immigrants' sense of ethnic identity.
About the Scholar: Jonathan Calvillo is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University School of Theology. A son of Mexican immigrants, Jonathan grew up in Fullerton, CA, then lived in Santa Ana for over a dozen years. His scholarship examines religion, racial and ethnic formation, migration, and urban cultural movements, among Latinx populations. Holding a Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Irvine, Dr. Calvillo integrates ethnographic research with historical research to better understand how Latinxs in the US today are shaped by Latinx histories from generations past. He, his partner Puanani, and their three children, Kalea, Mahalia, and Jonathan, reside in Boston, Massachusetts. They enjoy nature, food, and museums.
**This event is free & open to the public, hosted outdoors at the Alta Baja Market/4th Street Market Parklet.