Dr. Rose Caraway

Rose T. Caraway, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Riles 110
(928) 523-6212
Curriculum Vitae




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. 

Research 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 Emma.