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David Carrasco is a Chicano historian of religions working on the topics of religious experience, sacred cities/borderlands and the Latino diaspora. His most recent book is The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) and he teaches in the Harvard Divinity School and the Department of Anthropology. In 2004 he was awarded the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor Mexico gives to a foreign national. In 2011 he was elected into the Academia Mexicana de la Historia for his outstanding contributions to understanding the history of religions in Mexico. He was recently chosen as one of the favorite professors of the Harvard class of 2014 and he was a talking head in the recent PBS series "Native America".

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