Department of Religious Studies

Religious Studies Department Colloquium: "The Spirit of Black Power"

Lecture by Dr. Fadeke Castor

Mon, February 11, 2019 | Burdine Hall - 554

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Dr. N. Fadeke Castor is a Black Feminist anthropologist, and African Diaspora Studies scholar who has taught at Williams College, and Duke University. She currently is an Assistant Professor in Anthropology and Africana at Texas A&M University.  She received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago with a focus on post-colonialism, religion, and race in the Caribbean. 

Dr. Castor will present from her recently published book, Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad (Duke University Press 2017), which won this past year’s Clifford Geertz Award for the best book in the anthropology of religion. In this work, she argues that the Trinidad Orisha/Ifá religion emerges from black power as central to the development of decolonization practices and cultures.

 

Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, with support from the Warfield Center for African & African American Studies 

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