Dr. Rose Caraway
Dr. Rose Tilida Caraway is from Austin, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at
Austin, obtaining a B.A. in Latin American Studies in 2003. Her formative years at UT-Austin included
study abroad programs in both Cuba and Brazil.
In 2006, she received her M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane
University in New Orleans. She then
pursued the Religion in the Americas doctoral program at the University of
Florida in Gainesville, and received her Ph.D. in 2011.
and Teaching Interests
Dr. Caraway is currently the C.W. & Modene Neely
Visiting Assistant Professor of Christianity in the Department of Comparative
Cultural Studies at NAU.
Dr. Caraway’s areas of research include Global
Christianity, Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean, and religion and
environmental ethics. She is currently
developing her dissertation into a book manuscript, with the working title of A New Hope: Protestantism and Social Change
in post-Soviet Cuba. Dr. Caraway has
traveled to Cuba for the past twelve years, and has conducted extensive
ethnographic and qualitative research on contemporary religious revivals. In addition, she also has research experience
in Afro-Cuban religions, the Cuban Revolution, and Cuba’s political
economy. She has presented her work at
numerous regional, national, and international conferences, including the American
Academy of Religion, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, and the
Latin American Studies Association.
Currently, Dr. Caraway is working on the development of a
custom faculty-led study abroad program to Havana, Cuba.
Her hobbies include singing with the Flagstaff Master
Chorale, hiking, traveling, and playing with her Chihuahua-Italian Greyhound