Elaine Penagos

Visiting Professor

Office: S217 Callaway Memorial Center

Fax: 404-727-7597

Email: elaine.penagos@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion, Emory University

Mailstop: 1535/002/1AA
537 Kilgo Cir., S214 Callaway Bldg.

Atlanta , GA 30322


Elaine Penagos’s research utilizes art, cultural aesthetic productions, and popular culture to examine how practitioners of Afro-Cuban religions engage in the remaking of religion. She teaches classes on African heritage religions in the Caribbean and the United States. Her writing has appeared in Genealogy, Practical Matters, the Wabash Center, and the Hispanic Theological Initiative’s Open Plaza. Before joining Emory’s department of religion, Penagos received a BA in religious studies from the University of Miami, a MA in religious studies from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion.