Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in Transnational Santeria

DeJesusHumanities Forum
Thursday, September 26 | 4:00 p.m.
“Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in Transnational Santeria,” Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus, Assistant Professor of African American Religions, Harvard Divinity School
University Center, Room 310

Africana Studies Research Colloquium

This Humanities Forum is sponsored by the Africana Studies Department and co-sponsored with the Dresher Center for the Humanities.

Dr. Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus is a cultural and social anthropologist and Assistant Professor of African American Religions at the Harvard Divinity School. Drawing from nearly a decade of multi-sited ethnographic field research with Santeria practitioners in Cuba, Florida, California, and New York, Dr. Beliso-DeJesus will discuss the recording of Santeria practice and its use in creating multi-lateral transnational linkages. She will also discuss the emergence of religious travel/cosmopolitanisms as reconfigured and uneven notions of mobility.

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