1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Afolayan

My research interests focus on African Traditional Religions (ATR), specifically Yoruba Indigenous Religions, and their relationship to world religions such as Christianity and Islam. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how practitioners of these religious traditions understand themselves in relation to these seemingly more powerful counter parts as well as how Yoruba practitioners understand the Afro-Atlantic phenomena of Orisha worship that has seemingly taken off and become (and perhaps has always been) its own thing entirely. 

First Name: 
Eniola
Email: 
ea7cx@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
ea7cx
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BA, University of Mary Washington, 2016

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African Traditional Religions, Anthropology of Religion,  Yoruba of Southwest Nigeria, Myth and Ritual, Religion and Property Rights, African diaspora, West Africa