Leslie Ellen Straub, O.P.

Associate Professor

Contact Information:

lstraub@providence.edu

401.865.2517

Howley Hall 108

Education:

Ph.D. - Anthropology, The Catholic University of America

Area(s) of Expertise:

Patterns and Centers of Religious Pilgimage in Latin America--especially Central America and Mexico; Built Environment and Spatial Form; Expressive Culture, especially in relation to pilgrimage patterns, and centers.

Awards and Honors:

Fulbright Central American Republics Regional Research Award Board of Foreign Scholarships

Grant Committee on Aid to Faculty Research, Providence College

OAS Fellowship No. EE2-11.921 Organization of American States

Penrose Fund No. 9142 American Philosophical Society

Alumni Association Faculty/Staff Award Providence College Alumni Association

Selected Publications:

Straub, O.P., L. (2016) Negotiation and Experience: Space and Place in Religious Pilgrimage. Tourist Studies: An International Journal.(16), 88-104.

Straub, O.P., L. (2004) In Paras Kumar Choudhary (Ed.), Pilgrimage to Our Lord of Chalma, Mexico: Landscape as Text and as Context . Delhi: Kalpaz Publications

Straub, O.P., L. , . (2003) Review of "The U.S. Catholic Press on Central America: From Cold War Anticommunism to Social Justice". (89), Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America

Straub, O.P., L. (2000) In D. P. Dubey (Ed.), Pilgrimage to the Cruz de Alajuelita, Costa Rica: Imprints on Landscape, Experience, and Cultural Traditions. Allahabad: SOCIETY OF PILGRIMAGE STUDIES

Straub, O.P., L. (1995) In Makhan Jha (Ed.), Icon as Sacred Cemter: The Esquipulas Pilgrimage in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. New Delhi: INTER-INDIA PUBLICATIONS

Straub, O.P., L. (1995) Review of South and Meso-American Native Spirituality: From the Cult of the Feathered Serpent to the Theology of Liberation [World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, Volume 4]. (6), Washinton, D.C.: The Catholic University of America

Selected Presentations:

Straub, O.P., L. International Conference on Religious Traval and Tourism: "Guiding the Pilgrim: Religious Travel and Tourism in a Globalizing World". the University of Nicosia, the Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Tourism, and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Nicosia, Cyprus - "Negotiation and Experience: Space and Place in Religious Pilgrimage" April, 2012

Straub, O.P., L. Forum-Works in Progress: A Look at Current Faculty Scholarship Concerning Religion. The Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Providence College, Providence, RI - "Patterns and Centers of Pilgrimage in Costa Rica: Memoir of Field Research, 2008" February, 2011

Straub, O.P., L. 14th International Congress. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Williamsburg, Virginia - "Pilgrimage to Our Lord of Chalma, Mexico: Landscape as Text and as Context" , 1998

Straub, O.P., L. Faculty Research Seminar. Providence College, Providence, RI - "Patterns and Centers of Pilgrimage in Costa Rica" April, 1996

Straub, O.P., L. 13th International Congress. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico - "Ion as Sacred Center: The Esquipulas Pilgrimage in Guanacaste, Costa Rica" , 1993

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