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Molly Bassett

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
phone: 404-413-6134
e-mail: mbassett(at)
Curriculum Vitae
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Dr. Bassett is an affiliate faculty member with the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics and the Zacatecas Institute for Teaching and Research in Ethnology.

Areas of Interest:

Mesoamerican Religions: Arts of the Americas: Ritual and the Body; Deities and Death; Creation and Cosmology

Selected Publications:

“Wrapped in Cloth, Clothed in Skins: Aztec Tlaquimilolli (Sacred Bundles) and Deity Embodiment,” History of Religions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press: forthcoming.

“Coloring the Sacred in the New World,” coauthored with Jeanette Favrot Peterson in The Materiality of Color: The Production, Circulation, and Application of Dyes and Pigments, 1400-1800. Edited by Andrea Feeser and Beth Fowkes Tobin. London: Ashgate, 2012. 45-64.

“Meeting the Gods: Apotheoses and Exchanges of the Early Encounter,” Material Religion. 8:4. London: Berg, 416-438, December 2012.

“Reading at Its Best,” a Teaching Tactic in Teaching Theology & Religion. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, July 2012.