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Erica Ramirez

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Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Wesleyan Theology

503-554-6032
eramirez@georgefox.edu

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Erica Ramirez joined Portland Seminary in 2017 as the Richard B. Parker Assistant Professor of Wesleyan Theology. A San Antonio native, Ramirez earned degrees from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and Wheaton College, and she is a PhD candidate at Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion. She is presently completing her dissertation, “Making Pentecostal Matriarchal Divinity: A Bakhtinian-Kristevan Reading of Azusa Street Mission.”

Ramirez has contributed articles to Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity, and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. She has presented academic papers to the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Association for the Sociology of Religion, and the Red de Investigadores de Fenomenos Religiosos. She is an Hispanic Theological Initiative scholar, a fellow with the Forum for Theological Exploration and a doctoral fellow with the Louisville Institute.

Academic Background

PhD (candidate), Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion
MA, Wheaton College Graduate School
BA, Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Expertise and Research Interests

Her research interests include women’s lived religion, Latin American religion, 20th century Pentecostalism, and Latina/o Pentecostalism. Erica is passionate about the value of Pentecostal worship traditions and has served as a worship leader in congregations throughout the United States.

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