Selection of Peer Reviewed Articles and Essays


Excavating the Matri-archive: The Author's Response to Roundtable on "An Intimate Rebuke"

Grillo, Laura S. "Excavating the Matri-archive: The Author's Response." Journal of Africana Religions, 7, no. 2 (2019), 316-22.

The Disenchantment of Civil Society in the New Global Postcolony

Grillo, Laura S. “The Disenchantment of Civil Society in the New Global Postcolony.” Global-e 12, no. 10 (March 14, 2019).

Les Mères au rond-point: retrouver l’identité et son fondement dans la morale (Mothers at the round-about: Recollecting Identity on Moral Grounds)

Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Mande studies, August 2-6, 2017, Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire (2017).

Ironic Reversals: Gender, Power and Sacrality in Ile-Ife

Journal of Africana Religions 2, 4 (2014): 465-477.

Female Genital Power in Ritual & Politics: Violation & Deployment

Cultural Anthropology, Hot Spot Forum. May 14, 2012.

Catachresis in Côte d’Ivoire: Female Genital Power in Religious Ritual and Political Resistance

Religion And Gender 3, 2 (May 7, 2013): 188-206.

The Urgency of Widening the Discourse of Philosophy of Religion: A Discussion of A Primal Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion by Arvind Sharma

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion 79, 4 (2012): 803-813.

Divination: Epistemology, Agency and the Construction of Identity in Contemporary West Africa

Religion Compass, Blackwell Press 3, 6 (2009): 921–934.

City of 201 Gods: Ilé-Ifé in Time, Space, and the Imagination by Jacob K. Olúpònà

Nova Religio: the Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 17, 1 (August 2013): 109-111.

Along an African Border: Angolan Refugees and Their Divination Baskets by Sónia Silva

History of Religions The University of Chicago Press 52, 4 (May 2013): 414-417.