This course explores themes at the intersection of gender, religion and conflict in Africa, interrogating normative discourses that almost exclusively paint African women as victims of war, and marginalize the importance of indigenous religion. Focusing on the interplay of gender studies, religious studies, and ethics, this course locates agency in the lived experience of ordinary African women who turn to indigenous practice to wage war and to build peace in contexts of political instability.
Faculty: Georgette Ledgister
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Thurs, 12:00 - 1:59 p.m. ET