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Graduate Student Religious Studies The College of Lib Arts & Sci
A Fulbright scholar from Mexico City, Mario Orospe-Hernandez is a doctoral candidate in Religious Studies. He earned a BA in Political Science and an MPhil in Philosophy from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he specialized in political philosophy, critical theory, and liberation theology. Currently, he collaborates as a research assistant in the multi-year research project Beyond Secularization: Religion, Science, and Technology in Public Life.
He is interested in understanding the relationship between religion, capitalism, and technology. Thus, his Ph.D. dissertation examines the impact of spirituality and rituals on the regimes of value, materiality, and labor in two poles of the tech-industry commodity chains: lithium mining in Bolivia and the development of technologies in Silicon Valley.