"Electric Orisha: Race, Media & Travel in..."
Lecture by Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus
“Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in Transnational Santeria”
The Africana Studies Research Colloquium (African Studies Department).
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.
Sponsors: Africana Studies Department. Co-sponsor: Dresher Center for the Humanities