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Isaac Villegas is a Ph.D. student in religion. His research focuses on communities in the U.S./Mexico borderlands that have developed religious rituals and liturgies to honor the lives of people who have died while crossing through the desert. More broadly, he is interested in the connection between the memorialization of the dead and the formation of political imaginations. (He holds an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Westmont College.)

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