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Abel Gomez awarded the Toni Taverone Graduate student prize

Abel Gomez, Ph.D. Student

Abel Gomez, Ph.D. Student

May 6, 2017
 Congratulations to Abel Gomez for winning the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Toni Taverone Graduate student prize for his paper, "Decolonizing the Chicana Spirit: Indigenous Religion and Chicana Feminism." Abel Gomez is a second year PhD student in the Department of Religion studying Indigenous, Neo-Pagan, and Latinx religious movements. His paper focused on ways Chicanas actively draw upon Indigenous religious traditions as an important dimension of their larger efforts towards decolonial feminist praxis. Abel earned his BA in Philosophy and Religion from San Francisco State University and MA in Religious Studies from the University of Missouri.