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Kerry P. C. San Chirico
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, 2012

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Kerry P. C. San Chirico, born and raised in Monterey, California, holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University, and Masters degrees from Princeton Seminary, Rutgers University, St. Vladimir's Seminary, and Boston College. He holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His expertise is in Global Christianities and Indian religions, and his scholarly interests include inter-religious interaction and exchange, minority religions in India, Christian mission history, comparative theology, anthropology of religion, and theory and method in the study of religion. His doctoral dissertation is an ethnographic, historical, and comparative study of a new religious community known as Khrist Bhaktas, or devotees of Christ. Located in the Banaras region of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, they hail mostly from lower caste backgrounds and exist "in-between" the official religious categories of Hindu and Christian. He has lived and travelled extensively in India. As a member of the faculty of Religion, Dr. San Chirico teaches courses in Christianities, Indian religions, and theory and method in the study of religion.

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