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Professor Ousmane Kane. Photo: Jon Chase, Harvard Staff Photographer

A Deeper Sense of Muslim Africa

March 29, 2017

The Harvard Gazette interviewed Professor Ousmane Kane to illuminate the roots and influence of Islam in Africa, which is home to nearly 30 percent of the world’s MuslimsOn April 3, at 5:15 pm, at the CSWR, he will discuss his book, “Beyond Timbuktu: An Intellectual History of Muslim West Africa."

The Work of Art by Michael Jackson

Professor Jackson Pens The Work of Art

August 11, 2016

In its review, Publishers Weekly says Professor Michael Jackson's new book, The Work of Art, "provocatively challenges our understanding of the categories art and religion."

Electric Santeria by Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Professor Beliso-De Jesús Wins Journal of Africana Religions Book Prize

August 1, 2016

The Journal of Africana Religions announced on August 1 that Professor Aisha Beliso-De JesúsElectric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion (Columbia University Press, 2015) has won the 2016 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions.

Drawing on eight years of ethnographic research in Havana and Matanzas, Cuba, and in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area… Read more about Professor Beliso-De Jesús Wins Journal of Africana Religions Book Prize

The Love of God

The Love of God

June 9, 2016

Professor Jon Levenson discusses his latest book, The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism, in which he explores the origin and development of the idea of "love of God."