Join us on Jan 17th at 4pm for Aisha Beliso-De Jesús on “The Iyanifa Debate: Cuban, African, and American Diasporic Heteronationalisms”

January 14, 2017

Date & Time: Jan 17th at 4pm
Location: 81 Wall St., African American Studies Dept. Gordon Parks, Room 201


Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, PhD is Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. A cultural and social anthropologist, Dr. Beliso-De Jesús has conducted ethnographic research with Santería practitioners in Cuba and the United States since 2003. Her book, Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion (Columbia University Press, 2015) details the transnational experience of Santería, in which racialized and gendered spirits, deities, priests, and religious travelers remake local, national, and political boundaries and actively reconfigure notions of technology and transnationalism. Her publications include articles in American Ethnologist, Cultural Anthropology, and Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society.


Sponsored by the Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology Contact: afamstudies@yale.edu