PHD, University of North Carolina
MA, University of North Carolina
BA, Princeton University
Prof. Shefferman specializes in the history of religion in the Americas. He focuses especially on popular discourses about Afro-Caribbean traditions during the twentieth century as well as intersections of religion and popular culture in North America. Other interests include: theory and method in the study of religion; Latin American literary and cultural production; religion and virtual culture; and religion and environmentalism.
The Bible and American Culture: A Sourcebook, with Claudia Setzer (London & NY: Routledge, 2011).
"Santeria," in Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Cultures, Eva Fridman and Mariko Walter, eds. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2004).
Professor Shefferman is currently working on Fictions of Santeria,
a study of popular representations about and within the Afro-Cuban traditions during a variety of historical and cultural contexts.
RELS 110 The Nature and Experience of Religion
RELS 300 Religion and Spanish Identity
RELS 337 The American Religious Experience
RELS 359 Afro-Caribbean Religions
RELS 376 Religion and the Media
RELS 377 Religion and Environmentalism