Religion and the Public Sphere in Africa and the African Diaspora Colloquium


Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9:00am to 2:00pm


CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium (S010)

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9:00–11:30 Session IV: Race, Gender and Identity

Moderator: Matthias Koenig, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program (fall 2018). Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Göttingen; Max Planck Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

“Religion and the Public Sphere: The Case of Gender Based Violence”
Mary Nyangweso, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and J. Woolard and Helen Peel Distinguished Professor, Department of Religious Studies, East Carolina University.

“Religion in the Public Sphere in Côte d’Ivoire”
Laura S. Grillo, Affiliated Faculty, Theology Department, Georgetown University.

“The Sanctity and Profanity of Black Congregant Sacrifice”
Todne Thomas, Assistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School. Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

“Material and Spatial Interactions Between Religion and Politics in the Cuban Public Space”
Katerina Kerestetzi, Researcher, French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris.

11:30–12:00 Coffee Break (provided)

12:00–1:00 Brainstorming/Reflecting on the way forward

1:00–2:00 Lunch (provided*)

*Lunch is located in CGIS South Building, Doris and Ted Lee Gathering Room (S030).