Yoruba Day - "(Re-)Constructing Yoruba Religion and Culture in the Americas: New Paths to Globalizing Traditions."
Fri, April 23, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM • ISES Gallery - Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (JES A230)
Keynote: "(Re-)Constructing Yoruba Religion and Culture in the Americas: New Paths to Globalizing Traditions."
Elizabeth Perez, Visiting Professor of Religion - Carleton College
Elizabeth A. Perez (Hampshire College, B.A., Chicago, M.A. and Ph.D.) studies religious formations in the Afro-Atlantic world, particularly those traditions deeply indebted to West and Central African cultures. Her long-term research interests include Caribbean altar display and images of the Black female body in the material culture and aesthetic regimes of Afro-Atlantic religions. Her dissertation, "Narrative, Seasoning, Song: Praxis, Subjectivity, and Transformation in an African-American Lucumi Community." is based on ethnographic research conducted on Chicago's South Side.
Friday, April 23, 2010
12:00 – 5:00, ISESE Gallery/Warfield Center (Jester Center A232A)
*Keynote Address at 2:00pm