Join Concerning Violence: A Decolonial Collaborative Research Group for our last workshop of the quarter:
African Archives in the Caribbean
The Yoruba Tradition, Cultural Experts and the Unmaking of Religious Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Trinidad
In this workshop, we will be discussing a text from Dr. Stewart regarding African Archives in the Caribbean: The Yoruba Tradition, Cultural Experts, and the Unmaking of Religious Knowledge in Twentieth-Century Trinidad. This text is connected to her work in a forthcoming book project on Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trinidad.
Dianne M. Stewart is an associate professor of Religion and African American Studies at Emory University specializing in African heritage religious cultures in the Caribbean and the Americas and womanist religious thought and praxis. Professor Stewart is the author of Three Eyes for the Journey: African Dimensions of the Jamaican Religious Experience (Oxford University Press, 2005), Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage (Seal Press, 2020) and Obeah, Orisa and Religious Identity in Trinidad: Africana Nationalisms and the Power of Black Sacred Imagination – Orisa, Volume II (Duke University Press, forthcoming 2022). She is also a founding co-editor, with Drs. Jacob Olupona and Terrence Johnson, of the Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People series at Duke University Press.
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Co-sponsored by African and African American Studies (AAAS) and the CORE Research Workshop in the Humanities Center (SHC).