Alexander Fernandez

Alexander Fernandez

Adjunct Lecturer

Religious Studies

Phone: 305-348-2186



Alexander Fernandez is a multidisciplinary anthropologist, an autoethnographer, and a creative whose research and art take a novel approach to the study and production of the sacred veiled ecologies of Afro-Diasporic spiritualities. More broadly, his scholarly inquiries inspect and interpret the sacrotraffic of ritual commodities, spirit possession as agency and production, and the fluid epistemologies of gender and sexuality within the ancestor cultures of Afro-Atlantic and Latin American religions with a special focus on Afro-Cuban sacred spaces.

Areas of Expertise

Afro-Diasporic Religious Traditions, Afro-Latinx Spiritual Cultural Exchange, Religious Ecologies, Gender and Sexuality, Spirit Possession, and Interfaith Dialogue.