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Lived Black Religion: Ethnographic Reflections on Religion, Race, and Politics in Contemporary Jamaica

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Religious Studies Department   (847) 491-3611

Group: Religious Studies Department

Category: Academic


Presentation by Dr. Kijan Bloomfield, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College. 

Abstract: In this presentation, Dr. Bloomfield will discuss her field work in an inner-city community in Kingston, Jamaica. Her research inspired the ongoing development of a concept called “lived Black religion”—a framework used to investigate the ways in which Black religious practitioners and communities engage, shape, and redefine what we mean by politics and political action. Dr. Bloomfield’s ethnographic work and her current project on Black religion during the current pandemic builds on the rich interdisciplinary legacy of Black Studies while centering religion as an authoritative framework.

The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of African American Studies.

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