Dr. Terry Rey
Educated at universities on four continents, and having lived ten years of his adult life in Zaire and Haiti, Professor Rey specializes in the anthropology and history of African and African diasporic religions. His current research projects focus on Haitian religion in Miami, violence and religion in Central African and Haitian history, and religion on Fifth Street, Philadelphia. Through it all, he maintains a keen interest in the work and influence of French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. Dr. Rey is the 2008 recipient of the Eleanor Hofkin Award for Teaching Excellence in the College of Liberal Arts, and he is an avid surfer, a goofy foot, to be precise.
Books published thus far:
Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009).
Orisha Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture
(Madison, WI: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2007), co-edited with Jacob K. Olupona. Read about this book in the Temple Times.
Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy (London, UK and Oakville, CT: Equinox Publishing, Ltd., 2007).
Our Lady of Class Struggle: The Cult of the Virgin Mary in Haiti (Trenton and Asmara: Africa World Press, 1999). *Read a review of this book by Dr. LeGrace Benson.
Here’s a clip of Dr. talking about a Gen Ed course, "Race and Poverty in the Americas," which he piloted in Spring 2008: http://tua06360.blip.tv/file/434155/
*Professor Otto Maduro’s Bourdieu and Religion page: http://www.users.drew.edu/omaduro/bourdieu/