Kristy Nabhan-Warren

University of Iowa
Religious Studies

Kristy Nabhan-Warren is Associate Professor and Figge Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Virgin of El Barrio: Marian Apparitions, Catholic Evangelizing, and Mexican American Activism (NYU Press, 2005), Cursillos in America: Catholics, Protestants and Fourth Day Spirituality (UNC Press, 2013), and several journal articles, essays, and book chapters. Kristy is currently working on two manuscripts; the first, Latin@ Religions and the Reconquista of América, is a synthesis and critical examination of U.S. Latin@ religions from 1848 to the present. In the second, Cornbelt Catholicism: Latinos and the American Heartland, Kristy focuses on  how both historically situated as well as ethnographically informed, community-based research can uncover hidden histories and stories. She also thinks that a focus on the Midwest can provide fresh insights into American religious and ethnic histories. Cornbelt Catholicism is funded in part by The American Parish Project (TAPP) and The Louisville Institute. Kristy is active in the American Academy of Religion (AAR), where she is on several steering committees, including Religion and Social Sciences, Sports and Religion, and Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality. At the University of Iowa, Kristy is working with amazing colleagues to connect faculty and Eastern Iowa community leaders more intentionally. Kristy is co-leader, with Dr. Sally Scott of Affordable Housing Initiatives, of the Obermann Center for the Humanities 2015–2016 Working Group “Place-Based Inclusion.” 

Participates in: Op Ed Project workshop
Participates in: Place-Based Inclusion