The Religion & Culture Web Forum


February 2005

Kristin C. Bloomer, M.A. Cambridge University, M.F.A. University of Montana, M.A. University of Chicago, is a Ph.D. candidate in Theology and the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School. An award-winning scholar, journalist and writer, her stories and articles have appeared in various publications, including the Boston Globe, the Missoula Independent, the Rutland Herald, Vermont Sunday Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times Magazine, Quarterly West, the Cambridge and Oxford Short Story Anthology, All This Was Meant to Burn (a chapbook published by the University of Montana), and "The New Our Bodies Ourselves" (forthcoming in May). She currently lives in Tamil Nadu, South India, where she is researching popular religion on a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Scholarship.