Gastón Espinosa
Gastón Espinosa
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
801, Ashbrook Center
Gastón Espinosa
Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty


Gastón Espinosa is the Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He specializes in American Religious History, U.S. Latino Religions, Pentecostal/Charismatic Movements, American Religion and Politics, and American Religion and Film. He is the author of Latino Pentecostals in America: Faith and Politics in Action (Harvard University Press, June 2014) and is the recipient of the National Humanities Fellowship, the Northwestern University Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Dartmouth College César Chávez Fellowship.

Research Areas

American Religion and Politics
Latino Religions and Politics
Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Liberation Movements
Religion in the United States
Religion and the American Presidency


PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
MEd, Harvard University
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
BA, Biola University

Courses Taught

AHG 614 - Contemporary America, 1974 to present