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About Carole Myscofski

Professor Myscofski teaches courses on Myth and Ritual, Women and Religions, Religion and Magic, Native American and African Religions, Latin American Religions, Religions of the African-American Diaspora, and Cults in America. She was honored in 2001 as the recipient of the Dupont Award for Teaching Excellence. Her research interests are aspects of women’s religious lives in colonial Brazil, and she has published on messianic movements, marriage and sexuality, women and magic, and women's confessions to the Brazilian Inquisition. For her archival research, she traveled to Brazil in 1979-80, and again in 1990, 2005, and 2009. 


Present McFee Professor of Religion, Illinois Wesleyan University


1981 Ph. D, University of Chicago ‐ Divinity School
1977 University of California at Santa Barbara ‐ Summer Institute in Portuguese Language
1976 A.M., University of Chicago ‐ Divinity School
1975 A.B., University of Chicago ‐ History and Philosophy of Religion

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Carole Myscofski
CLA 153
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3177

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