e-mail: Angela.Tarango@trinity.edu

phone: (210) 999-8105



Angela Tarango joined the Department of Religion in 2009 as an Assistant Professor. She received a B.A. as a double major in Religion and History from Wellesley College in 2001. She went on to attend Harvard Divinity School where she graduated with a M.T.S. in 2003. She received a Ph.D. in American Religions from Duke University in 2009, with specialties in Native American religions, American Pentecostalism and missionary history. Prior to coming to Trinity Angela was a C.F.D. Dissertation Fellow in the departments of Religion and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Her recently finished dissertation focuses on the growth of a Native American pastorate and leadership within the Assemblies of God in the twentieth century. She is currently working on an essay entitled “Jesus as the ‘Great Physician:’ Pentecostal Native Americans within the Assemblies of God and New Understandings of Pentecostal Healing,” for an edited volume entitled Global Pentecostal Healing, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Her interests include modern Native American religious identities, Native American Christians and Native nationalisms, Latino Pentecostalism, Latina and Native women’s religious experiences, and divine healing within Pentecostalism.