Frank Graziano

Frank Graziano

John D. McArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies

-- Connecticut College
HWL Affiliation: Visiting Faculty Fellow
Year Visiting: 2014 to 2015

Professor Graziano was based in the Department of Religious Studies, where he collaborated with David Morgan, and he also worked with Noah Pickus and Suzanne Shanahan of the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

While at Duke he completed Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico, a book under contract with Oxford University Press, and its companion website.

His collaborations centered on the development of colloquia on “Economies of the Sacred” — which focused on the material culture of religion and its role in understanding the operation of religions as sacred economies — and on  “Christianity and Global Migration” — which focused on the move of Latin American Catholics to the United States and of African Evangelicals and Pentecostals to western Europe. 

He also led a workshop at the Kenan Institute on Unaccompanied Child Migration.  This event examined the ethical implications of migration by unaccompanied minors. Three guest speakers—Jacqueline Bhabha, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, and Susan J. Terrio—highlighted the health, legal, and human rights issues at play. They were joined by more than a dozen discussants, including six from Duke—Sara Katsanis (Science and Society), Jolie Olcott (History), Nadia El-Shaarawi and Suzanne Shanahan (Kenan Institute for Ethics), Orin Starn (Anthropology), and Charles Thompson (Documentary Studies).


"Humanities at Large" Visiting Faculty Fellows Conference March 23-24, 2017
Visiting Faculty Fellow
Miracles in Mexico


Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico
Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico
-- May 21 2015
Visiting Faculty Fellow Frank Graziano's new book, Miraculous Images and Votive Offerings in Mexico, will be published next year by Oxford University Press. The beautiful companion website, however... Read More


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Materiality and Embodiment in Sacred Economies of Exchange
-- Jan 29 2015 - 1:00pm
This workshop-style conversation about sacred economies in several different religious traditions is presented by Duke's Department of Religious Studies. It has been organized by department chair ... Read More
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Unaccompanied Child Migration Symposium
-- Feb 23 2015 - 9:00am
This interdisciplinary symposium, hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and organized by Frank Graziano, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke, will examine the ethical... Read More