PhD Candidate Kaitlyn Ugoretz Publishes on Shinto, Material Religion, & Algorithms
PhD Candidate Kaitlyn Ugoretz has published a chapter on her research into global Shinto communities in a new volume, Digital Humanities and Religions in Asia, edited by L.W.C. van Lit and James Harry Morris (De Gruyter 2023). The volume explores the limitations and potential opportunities of applying a digital humanities approach to pre-modern Asian religions. Ugoretz’s chapter, “Consuming Shinto, Feeding the Algorithm,” analyzes the impact of social media software on digital habitus and global religious aesthetic formations through a case study of posting practices relating to domestic altars in digital Shinto communities on Facebook.