Kaityln Ugoretz



Kaitlyn Ugoretz is an anthropologist of religion and PhD candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research focuses on how Japanese religion and culture travels around the world, and she is currently writing her dissertation on online Shinto communities. She writes for public venues, including the Washington Post, Religion News Service, and The Conversation, and she has consulted on trading card games and animation projects. Kaitlyn is the host of the award-winning educational YouTube channel Eat Pray Anime, which explores the religious history and culture behind our favorite Japanese media.