Dr. Harold Morales

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Holmes Hall 302
Phone: 
(410) 929-1093
Email: 
harold.morales@morgan.edu
Website: 
http://baltimoremuralproject.blogspot.com/
Education:

2012 Ph.D Religious Studies, University of California Riverside
2009 M.A Religious Studies, University of California Riverside
2004 B.A. Philosophy, California State University Fullerton
2002 A.A. Religion and Philosophy, Chaffey Community College

Education:

2012 Ph.D Religious Studies, University of California Riverside
2009 M.A Religious Studies, University of California Riverside
2004 B.A. Philosophy, California State University Fullerton
2002 A.A. Religion and Philosophy, Chaffey Community College

Dr. Morales earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Cal State Fullerton and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California Riverside.

His research focuses on the intersections between race and religion and between lived and mediated religion. He uses these critical lenses to engage Latino religions in general and Latino Muslim groups in particular. Dr. Morales' groundbreaking research on Latino Muslim communities included more than three years of media analysis and ethnographic research in California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, New York and New Jersey. He has presented his research to national audiences at the American Academy of Religion; in a Religion and American Cultures book chapter titled "Latina/o Muslim Religious Cultures;" in a forthcoming monograph titled Latino Muslim by Design: Race, Religion, Media and the Making of a New American Minority; and in a forthcoming article based on the 2015 Survey of Latino Muslims.

Dr. Morales is now focusing on developing a applied approaches to the academic study of religion with projects that focus on public art in Baltimore, art infused learning (e.g. The Baltiore Mural Project at Morgan) and ethnographic community organizing (e.g. P.R.S. student field site research).

CURRICULUM VITAE

ACADEMIA.EDU

RESEARCH INTERESTS
World Religions, Islam, Latino Religions in the U.S.
Cultural and Media Studies, Critical Race Theory.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"Latina/o Muslim Religious Cultures" in Religion and American Cultures: An Encyclopedia of Traditions, Diversity and Popular Expressions Vol. 4: Essays on Special Topics, edited by Gary Laderman and Luis Leon (ABC-CLIO, 2014)

Book Review of: What is an American Muslim? Embracing Faith and Citizenship, by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im. In Cambridge University Press' Politics and Religion, March 2015 - Volume 8, Issue 01.

COURSES TAUGHT AT MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Introduction to the Study of Religion RELG 201
Introduction to World Religions RELG 305
Western Religious Traditions RELG 310
Eastern Religious Traditions RELG 311
Islam RELG 326
Philosophy of Religion PHIL 440

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Academy of Religion 2006 to present