|O’NEILL, KEVIN LEWIS
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|Department for the Study of Religion & Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies
170 St George Street, Room 301
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8
Kevin Lewis O’Neill’s work, deeply ethnographic, examines the moral dimensions of contemporary political practice. His first book, City of God (University of California Press 2010), details Neo-Pentecostalism’s relationship to democratization at the level of citizenship in postwar Guatemala. His second book, Secure the Soul (University of California Press 2015), tracks Christian piety’s entanglement with Central American security.
Professor O’Neill is currently writing two books. The first is titled “For Christ’s Sake” and looks at the concomitant rise of crack cocaine and Christian drug rehabilitation centers in Guatemala City. The second is titled “The Problem of Evil” and considers clerical sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, with a focus on the movement of predators from North America to Latin America.
2013-2014 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship
2013-2015 Open Society Foundations Research Grant
2012-2013 SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences Grant
2011-2013 SSRC/OSF Drugs, Security & Democracy Post-Doctoral Fellowship