Dr. Rose Caraway
Dr. Rose Tilida Caraway grew up in 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 religious
revivals in post-Soviet areas of transition.
She is currently developing her dissertation into a book manuscript,
entitled A New Hope: Religion 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 Cuba since 2005. 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
Currently, Dr. Caraway is developing a summer study
abroad program to Cuba through the University of Havana and the Center for
International Education at NAU.