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Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

My research interests include visionary art and art brut; apocalyptic beliefs and millenarian movements; visionary cultures and utopias; modern mythologies and alternative religions; magico-religious re-enchantment and “dark enchantment”; esotericism and mysticism; death and memorialization; trauma and creativity; subcultures and folklore studies; urban ethnology and cultural theory.