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