• Dr. Elisa Prosperetti interviewed me for the New Books Network Podcast about An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa. A historian specializing in modern African with particular knowledge of Côte d’Ivoire, Elisa was a keen and informed...

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    The University of Notre Dame featured a symposium on Faith in Flux, by Devaka Premawardhana on its blog, “Contending Modernities.” Premawardhana “examines practices of conversion among the Makhuwa of northern Mozambique. The Makhuwa, he argues, are an existentially...

  • Discovering this recent announcement that my book was among the finalists for the Albert J Raboteau Prize for Best Book in Africana Religions was very exciting. This recognition was itself a great honor. I congratulate Professor Bruce D. Haynes for winning the award for his book, The...

  • I’m pleased to join the Editorial Board as a co-editor of the “African Religions” section of the path-breaking online journal Religion Compass. I look forward to working closely with my colleague Adriaan van Klinken of the University of Leeds (UK) on this venture....

  • Diarra Souleymane, Diviner in Korhogo 1997

    I won a 3rd place AWARD in the 2019 Ethnographic Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Competition, sponsored by the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The award is for a memoir excerpt entitled “The Boiling Cauldron.”...

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    I am honored to join the Board of the Bloomsbury Series in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality, currently edited by Dawn Llewellyn, Sian Hawthorne, and Sonya Sharma. This international and interdisciplinary series has been commissioned, recently, to offer a creative and generative space...

  •   My essay, “The Disenchantment of Civil Society in the New Global Postcolony,” was just published in global-e, the online journal of the Global Dynamics Initiative based at the The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies at the University of California...