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Randy P. Conner, PhD (Humanities: Philosophy & Religion), is a writer and educator. He has published three books: Blossom of Bone; the Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit; and Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions (the previous two co-written with David Hatfield Sparks); as well as numerous articles in Parabola and elsewhere. His work also appears in Gloria Anzaldua's and AnaLouise Keating's This Bridge We Call Home; Patrick Bellegarde-Smith's Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World; David M. Machacek and Melissa M. Wilcox's Sexuality and the World's Religions; and other works. He has taught at the University of Texas, Austin Community College, the University of California at Berkeley, and CIIS. He is presently completing The Pagan Heart of the West: Devastation, Persistence, and Innovation in the Face of Christianization. Among his chief interests is the intersection of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and the mythic or sacred.