Contributors/Religion in the News Staff
Walsh, Managing Editor
McCarthy McMorris, Associate Editor
Shannon L. Smith
Jo Lynn Alcorn,
Designer Stephen Alcorn,
Contributors to this Issue
Leslie G. Desmangles
is the Charles A. Dana Research Professor of religion and international
studies at Trinity College. A scholar who uses anthropological tools to
study religion, he is an expert on folk religion in Haiti, Africa, and the
teaches at Calvin College and visits East Africa for teaching and research.
holds degrees from Daystar University, has run for the Kenya parliament, and
is a writer based in Nairobi.
associate professor of religion at Wesleyan University and studies
Afro-Caribbean religion. In addition to two books and many articles, she has
produced three compilations of Afro-Haitian religious music.
is a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of
Connecticut and research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Secularism
in Society and Culture at Trinity College.