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Assistant Professor of Religion
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering
Department of Religion And Classics
Areas of expertise: African-American religions, American religious history, spiritualism, religion and popular culture, religion and hip hop.
In the News
State Responds To Growing Heroin Epidemic
April 14, 2014
WHEC TV NBC 10 Rochester
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September 09, 2013
When it comes to infidelity, ‘the Devil made me do it’?
June 02, 2013
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Risks in URMC preemie study weren't clear, feds say
April 11, 2013
Margarita Simon Guillory joined the Department of Religion and Classics in fall 2011 after graduating with a doctorate in religious studies from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She teaches courses in religion and popular culture, American religious history, and African Diasporic religions. She has published articles in Culture and Religion and Pastoral Psychology. Her latest work, 'Spiritually Repressed: Exploring the Historical Repression of African-American Women in Rochesterian Spiritualism,' will be included in a forthcoming edited multi-volume series entitled The Spiritualist Movement: Speaking with the Dead in America and Around the World.