Rahina Muazu is Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islam and an HDS WSRP Research Associate for 2021–22. This semester, she is teaching the course, "Gender, Islam and Debates surrounding Female Vocal Nudity in West Africa (Nigeria and Niger)."
Reflections from HDS Yang Visiting Scholar in World Christianity, Professor Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina
Professor Oluwakemi Abiodun Adesina is one of two Inaugural Yang Visiting Scholars in World Christianity at HDS during the 2021-22 academic year. Below, Professor Adesina talks about growing up in Nigeria as the first of five children, how she became interested in teaching and in religious studies, her journey to Harvard Divinity School, and how the Yang Visiting Scholars role has helped advance her work.... Read more about A Lasting Impact
Heather White, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Gender and Queer Studies at HDS and a Women's Studies in Religion Program Research Associate for 2021–22, describes her year-long research project at the WSRP, "Hosting the Counterculture: Histories of Queer Episcopal New York."
On the eve of what would have been the late novelist Toni Morrison’s 91st birthday, HDS Professor Davíd Carrasco shared stories from his 32-year friendship with the Nobel laureate during a remote lecture hosted by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association Midwest Chapter.
Ann Braude, director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program, explores the importance of spirituality in modern art and its influence in the work of twentieth-century abstract artists Vicci Sperry and Hilma af Klint.
The Harvard Center for African Studies hosted the Folorunso Alakija Distinguished Lecture on Religion and Public Life in Africa, titled "Faith and Women’s Rights: The Role of Religion," on December 1, 2021. The event was moderated by Leila Ahmed, Victor S. Thomas Research Professor of Divinity at HDS.