Dr. Andrew Chesnut is Professor of Religious Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of the first and only academic book on Santa Muerte in English , Devoted to Death : Santa Muerte, The Skeleton Saint.
A specialist in the religious landscapes of the Americas, Professor Chesnut is currently working on the new edition of "Devoted to Death," which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2017. His ongoing research on the fastest growing new religious movement in the Americas can be accessed on his Huffington Post blog and Skeleton Saint , the world's only site of Santa Muerte news and analysis, which Dr. Chesnut manages with co-editor, David B. Metcalfe of the University of Georgia.
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