Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126
My teaching and scholarship concentrate on the intersections between African indigenous religions and Christianity and Islam over the last hundred years. I am fascinated by religious change, and my research—whether it be on gender in East African independent churches, the revitalization of "ATR" (African Traditional Religion) in post-apartheid South Africa, or my current work on the introduction of Islam into Western Kenya—reflects my ongoing interest in the dynamism of religion. For several years, I served as Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute, where I directed the undergraduate interdisciplinary program in African-American and African Studies.