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Kyrah Malika Daniels, ‘Fragments of Glass, Flashes of Spirit: Mirror Divination and Ritual Arts in Southwestern Congolese Religion’
November 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Kyrah Malika Daniels is an assistant professor of art history and African & African Diaspora Studies at Boston College. Her research interests and course topics include Africana religions, sacred arts and material culture, race, religion and visual culture, and ritual healing traditions in the black Atlantic. Her first book manuscript (When the Spirit is Ill, in progress) is a comparative religion project that examines key ritual art objects used in healing ceremonies to treat spiritual illnesses and mental health conditions in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This talk is part of the Thursday Jama series sponsored by the Carolina Seminar in African Ecology and Social Processes. The Thursday Jama is open to all area faculty and graduate students in any discipline. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Stacey Sewall for more information.