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02 June, 2016

Grantees Will Present Papers at Two U.S. Conferences

Nellie Kooistra

Six of our grantees are headed to major academic conferences in the United States to present their early research findings. They will present papers at the annual meetings of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) in Atlanta, Georgia, on 28-30 October 2016; and the American Academy of Religion (AAR) in San Antonio, Texas, on 19-22 November 2016.

Those making presentations at the SSSR include:

  • Ludovic Lado, “Christian Healers, Medical Practitioners and Public Health Provisions In Abidjan, Ivory Coast;”
  • Edlyne Anugwom, “New Imaginations of Youth Agency: Boko Haram and the Innovative Gospel of Terror in Nigeria;”
  • Edmond Agyeman, “Pentecostalism and the Spirit of Entrepreneurship in Ghana;” and
  • Ezra Chitando, “Propelled by the Spirit: Pentecostalism, Innovation and Competition in Kenya.”

Reading papers at the AAR convention are:

  • Chammah Kaunda, “Recovering Spirituality of Public Prayer: ‘National Prayer Day’ and Zambia Pentecostal Political Imagination;” and
  • Loreen Maseno, “Eschatological Prophecies: Female Pentecostal-Charismatic Preachers self-legitimation in Africa.”

This project puts a premium on communicating its results, so we are delighted to see these team members take advantage of these opportunities.


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