Book Award for Faculty Affiliate Brendan Jamal Thornton

Assistant Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and IAAR Faculty Affiliate Brendan Jamal Thornton received the Barbara T. Christian Literary Award presented by the Caribbean Studies Association to the best book in the Humanities in 2017 category for his book Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic (Gainesville: Florida University Press, 2016).