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Arlene M. Sánchez-Walsh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Church History and Latino/a Church Studies
Phone: (626) 277-5022
Alternate: (626) 815-5441
Arlene M. Sánchez-Walsh is associate professor of Church history & Latino/a Church studies at Azusa Pacific University. Her first book, Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society, won the Hispanic Theological Initiative’s Book Award in 2005. She has authored more than a dozen articles and book chapters on the subject of Latino/a Pentecostalism, and has served as a media expert for outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and “On Being” with Krista Tippett. She also served as an expert on Latino/a religious history for the PBS series Religion in America. Sánchez-Walsh’s current projects include a textbook on Pentecostalism in America, and a monograph on race, ethnicity, and the prosperity gospel. She blogs for and U.S. Religion.


  • Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A., California State University, Los Angeles


Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Latino Church Studies
  • Pentecostalism