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Matthew Casey-Pariseault

Associate Clinical Professor of History, Arizona State University

Matthew Casey (Casey-Pariseault) is an Associate Clinical Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies. He teaches history and religious studies courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Matthew's research focuses on religion as a force for social change in modern Latin America. His current project, The Religious Question in Peru: Faith and Activism in the Long Cold War, uses internal church documents, testimonies, and missionary correspondences to follow Catholic and Protestant activists as they mobilized across the polarized political spectrum throughout the twentieth century.

Dr. Casey is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict. He serves on the steering committee for the Religions in the Latina/o Americas unit of the American Academy of Religion. In addition to archival research, he has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on public religious practice in the United States and Peru in collaboration with funding agencies that include the Henry Luce Foundation and the University of California Humanities Research Institute.


  • 2022–present
    Associate Clinical Professor, Arizona State University
  • 2018–2022
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Arizona State University


  • 2018 
    University of California, Davis, PhD. in Latin American History
  • 2011 
    University of California, Riverside, M.A. in Religious Studies
  • 2009 
    College of Charleston, BA in Religious Studies