Author Professor Darryl CaterineProfessor Darryl V. Caterine

Professor Darryl V. Caterine is a historian of religion who specializes in New World traditions.  His scholarly interests focus on the interactions between religion, politics, and culture in both the United States and parts of Latin America.  The revised edition of his book, Haunted Ground: Travels through a Paranormal America will be released by Rothco Press in the Fall of 2015. Haunted Grounds comes after more than three years of research on America’s love-hate relationship with the paranormal.  This road-trip narrative takes the reader to Lily Dale, a Spiritualist summer camp in upstate New York; the Roswell UFO Festival; and the American Society of Dowsers convention in Vermont. Presently Caterine is writing articles on various aspects of paranormal culture, monuments of civil and popular religion, and American prophets.  He earned his degrees in religious studies from Harvard University and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Caterine has taught at California Lutheran University, Grinnell College, and Dartmouth College.  Dr. Caterine lives in upstate New York with his lovely wife Jana where he is step-dad to the wonderful Miller siblings, Spencer and Hilary, and a servant to two Maine coon cats, Willow and Clovis Hobbes. He is currently an associate professor in the Religious Studies Department at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.

Interview with Erik Davis on Expanding Mind.