1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Graduate Student

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. 

Schienschang

For my doctoral studies, I am most interested in exploring the ethics of modern militaries, focusing specifically on war crimes, atrocities, and other violations of the laws of land warfare. I intend to focus on Western militaries and will be examining their training methodologies and culture to better understand what factors contribute to human rights violations.

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