Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in Transnational San
Africana Studies Research Colloquium
Studies Research Colloquium brings together scholars from different
theoretical, empirical, and methodological perspectives in order to provide
students, and other community members with additional opportunities to
engage cutting-edge research on, about, and involving communities of
African descent. The colloquium gives particular emphasis to research
addressing the varied ways in which race, ethnicity, culture, and
politics impact communities of African descent within and beyond the
continent of Africa.
Electric Orisha: Race, Media and Travel in Transnational Santeria
Dr. Aisha M. Beliso-DeJesus,Cultural and Social Anthropologist and
Assistant Professor of African American Religions at the Harvard
Divinity School. Professor Beliso- DeJesus will draw from nearly a decade of multi-sited ethnographic field research with Santeria practitioners in Cuba, Florida, California, and New York to discuss the recording of Santeria practice and its use in creating multi-lateral transnational linkages. Dr. Beliso-DeJesus will also discuss the emergence of religious travel/cosmopolitanisms as reconfigured and uneven notions of mobility.
Sponsored by: The Department of Africana Studies
Co-Sponsor: Dresher Center for the Humanities