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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 (2001)
M.A., Claremont Graduate University (1997)
B.A., California State University, Los Angeles (1993)


  • Azusa Pacific Seminary


  • Latino Church Studies
  • Pentecostalism

Office Location

John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 224, West Campus

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