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GLOBAL LUNCHBOX | Religion and the Sacred in the Caribbean: A conversation with KB Dennis Meade

When: Friday, November 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

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

Contact: Tiffany Williams-Cobleigh   (847) 491-7980


Category: Academic


Please join us for the Global Lunchbox, a weekly forum convened by the Weinberg College Center for International and Area Studies at Northwestern University featuring conversations with scholars about their current research on a range of critical global issues.

Dr. KB Dennis Meade (née Kijan Bloomfield) is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a courtesy appointment in the Department of African American Studies. Most recently, Dr. Dennis Meade was a postdoctoral fellow in Columbia University’s departments of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies and Religion. She holds a Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in the subfield of Religion, Ethics, and Politics, with a certificate in African American Studies. She earned her Masters of Arts from Teachers College Columbia University, and bachelor’s degree in religion from Bowdoin College.

Dr. Dennis Meade is scholar of Africana Religions and Caribbean Studies. Her research areas include the study of the modern African diaspora, religious cultures and politics in the Caribbean, ethnographic methods, and the digital humanities. Dr. Dennis Meade’s current book manuscript, Refuge and Deliverance: Religion, Faith, and Politics in Modern Jamaica, explores the role of religion in the history of social change in Jamaica from the late 19th century to the present. The project centers the voices and experiences of her interlocutors living within an inner-city community in Kingston, Jamaica. Through ethnographic fieldwork and archival research, her study analyzes the salience of religion in shaping national politics and everyday life. Her findings prompt scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Black Studies to attend to the impact of antiblackness, globalization, colonialism, and violence on African diasporic religious communities and practices.


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