William Girard

  • Lecturer in Anthropology
Bill Girard

William Girard is interested in the ongoing ways that religion shapes critical aspects of social life such as politics, economics, race/ethnicity, and nationalism. His ethnographic research has largely taken place with Pentecostal Christians in a small Honduran town where he lived off and on over the course of a decade. Girard has published articles on this community’s support for the 2009 Honduran coup as well as their efforts towards economic development. His new research project considers the numerous entanglements of fossil fuels and Christianity in the Americas. Girard teaches courses on secularism, race and religion, and the anthropology of Latin America.

Areas of Expertise

The entanglements of Christianity and fossil fuels—or, Carbon Christianity—across the Americas.


  • Ph.D., M.A., University of California - Santa Cruz
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Hampshire College