•   “The Disenchantment of Civil Society in the New Global Postcolony” 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...

  • After years of exclusive focus on academic writing, I’m returning to work on my memoir, “Ask for the Road.” I’m grateful to have been awarded a Writer’s Residency Fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. It is such a privilege to be...

  • The African Religions Unit of the American Academy of Religions sponsored a Roundtable discussion of my book, An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa, at the annual meeting in Denver this past November. In this forum, a distinguished panel of...

  • Ghent, Belgium (by Marius Badstuber)

    I was among the speakers at a stimulating international conference on “Sexual and Gendered Moralities,” sponsored by the International Association for the study of Religion and Gender (IARG), in Ghent/Brussels, Belgium. It was held from November 26-27 2018. My talk drew...

  • Fall scenes of the Old Well at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    I spoke at a colloquium of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill on December 5th.  The talk was entitled, “Spectacular Recollections: Women’s naked protest against African State Amnesia.” I am grateful to Professor Samba Camera for the invitation, and...