Visiting Assistant Professor
Alexander Rocklin received is PhD from the University of Chicago and is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Willamette University. His work examines the politics of the category religion in the interactive making of Hinduism, Islam, and Afro-Atlantic religions in the colonial Caribbean. His current research project analyzes the co-production of the categories race and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries through a series of case studies of various individuals passing as “Hindu” in and between the Caribbean and the US. His work has appeared in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and The New West Indian Guide.