“Black Women and Pentecostalism in Diaspora” is a two-day symposium, which will bring together leading scholars in Africana, religious, and feminist studies, history, political science, anthropology, sociology, and ethnomusicology who work in the United States, Haiti, Guadeloupe, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Britain. Participants will unpack the elements of Pentecostalism’s appeal, the myriad ways adherents shape and are shaped by its beliefs and practices, and the extent to which the global south and minority populations in the global north impact the twenty-first century world. This symposium will extend current scholarship on Pentecostalism by interrogating continuities and discontinuities of religious practices and experiences at the intersection of three key theoretical frameworks: “race,” gender, and diaspora.

Symposium Dates:  April 20-22, 2012.