Saints: When They Look In The Mirror We See Us
Peter Savastano holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Religion and Society from Drew University. Dr. Savastano's research and writing interests include religion and sexuality (especially homosexuality); the cult of the saints in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy; the practice of lived religion within Roman Catholicism, the African Diasporic traditions, and especially Haitian Vodou. More recently, Dr. Savastano’s research interests are in extraordinary or altered states of consciousness. He has published essays in Theology and Sexuality; White Crane, Gay Wisdom and Culture; and a chapter in the anthology Gay Religion. Dr. Savastano is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Seton Hall University. For the 2007/08 academic year Dr. Savastano is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Society at the Drew University Theological School.