Meet the University Ph.D. Fellows

Grace Vargas

Ph.D., Religious StudiesVargas

Hometown: Belleville, New Jersey

What is your research area?
The history of the Global Christian Movement with a concentration on Christianity in Latin America. 

What is something cool about your field?
I have the opportunity to learn how individuals and communities have engaged and practiced religious beliefs in and across different religious, political, economic, and cultural contexts.  

What is the best thing you've done as a graduate student at SMU so far?
Attend a football game. 

What is your favorite thing to do in Dallas?
Enjoy the Dallas food scene! 

What do you wish you'd known before starting graduate schools?
How to read while sleeping.  I'm still trying to figure it out! 

What is your favorite leisure activity?
Traveling around the country and world.