Hierarchy works well in a stable environment. -Mary Douglas



Ph.D. History and Ethnography of Religions

Department of Religion 

(expected spring 2021) 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Master of Arts, Digital Humanities (expected spring 2019)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Master of Arts, International Affairs 

International Affairs

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Regional Security and Cooperation in South Eastern Europe

Inter University Center
Dubrovnik, Croatia

2007  Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (minor Spanish) 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL  


Native proficiency in Spanish and English 

Teaching Experience/Awards


2016-2017 Florida State University Teaching Assistant Award (nominee)

Courses taught: 

2018-2019 Florida State University
The Art of Being Human (HUM2020)  

An introduction to the art, literature, and philosophy of the western world from antiquity to the present day. As members of and contributors to the larger conversation, students will be prompted to examine the human condition through analysis of and contemplation upon a variety of classic texts. The chief goal of this course is to illuminate the historical lineage of our modern institutions, values, and artistic forms. 

2018  Florida State University
Ecstatic Religion (REL3936)

Explores forms of embodied mysticism around the world—in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Introduces key concepts and approaches in religious studies and anthropology of religion.

2016-2017 Florida State University 

Multicultural Dimensions of Film and 20th-Century Culture (HUM3321) 

Examined the impact of American Cinema on social relations and on the reproduction of power. Conceptualized who we are as Americans and why we look to race, class, gender and sexuality as formulas to judge others and recognize stereotypes of race, class, gender and sexuality. 

Other teaching experience:    

2017   Florida State University 

fall  Introduction to World Religions (REL1300) Teaching Assistant

2017  Florida State University 

summer Religious, Ethics, and Moral Problems (REL3170) Teaching Assistant

2015-2016  Florida State University 

fall/spring  Global Development and Social Change (IRN3932) Teaching Assistant


International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage “What is Pilgrimage” 

The Maria Lionza Pilgrimage

Publications in Press: 

Encyclopedia of Latin American Religions (fall 2019)
Roman Catholicism in Latin America: “Miguel Obando y Bravo”

Research Grants and Awards

2018 Wilson-Auzenne Graduate Assistantship for Minorities (nominated) 

Florida State University, Department of Religion 

2017 Archaeology Division American Anthropological Association

Annual Conference Diversity Travel Grant 

2017 Archaeology Division American Anthropological Association

Student Membership Award  

2017 American Academy of Religion Western Region

Regional Conference Travel Grant 

2015  Department of International Affairs, Florida State University

Study Abroad Travel Funding/Research: Croatia 

Film Work: "Las Chicas"

A group of classy Latina Ladies, find sisterhood and community in the heart of the American South. 


Cristina Carter, M.A.

Tallahassee, Florida, United States