Africa

Rahina Muazu

Video: 'Why Invite Her Here? Her Voice is 'Awra!'': The Female Voice and 'Vocal Nudity' Debates in Northern Nigeria

January 10, 2022
As part of the 2021-22 WSRP Lecture Series, Rahina Muazu, (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islam, gave the lecture, "Why Invite Her Here? Her Voice is 'Awra!'": The Female Voice and 'Vocal Nudity' Debates in Northern Nigeria."... Read more about Video: 'Why Invite Her Here? Her Voice is 'Awra!'': The Female Voice and 'Vocal Nudity' Debates in Northern Nigeria
Georgette Ledgister, Visiting Lecturer on Women’s Studies and African Religions, WSRP Research Associate 2020–21

Video: Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement

February 24, 2021

As part of the 2020-21 WSRP Lecture Series, Georgette Ledgister (Agnes Scott College), Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and African Religions, gave the lecture, “Gods, Guns, and Girls: Gender, Agency, and Spirituality in a Congolese Rebel Movement.”

While most accounts of war treat women solely as victims of violence, Ledgister's study focuses on a woman who rose to the highest ranks of the Mai-Mai Rebel movement in the Democratic Republic of Congo through a gender-defying engagement with ancestral power. (...

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parsitau

Video: The Kingdom of Holy Women: Pentecostalism, Sex and Women’s Bodies in an African Church

April 3, 2019

Damaris S. Parsitau, 2018-19 WSRP Visiting Associate Professor, delivers the lecture “The Kingdom of Holy Women: Pentecostalism, Sex and Women’s Bodies in an African Church,” which is based on five years of ethnographic research carried out at the Ministry of Repentance and Holiness, a new and controversial Pentecostal church based in Kenya.... Read more about Video: The Kingdom of Holy Women: Pentecostalism, Sex and Women’s Bodies in an African Church