Laura S. Grillo is a Historian of Religions and Cultural Anthropologist and is affiliated with Georgetown University. Her book, An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa (Duke UP, 2018), was a finalist for the Raboteau Prize in Africana Studies. She co-authored the seminal textbook, Religions in Contemporary Africa (Routledge 2019). Laura has authored many articles and anthology chapters on religion, ethnography, cultural anthropology, ritual, ethics, gender, and postcolonial theory. She has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Religious Studies Review, and the Africa section of Religion Compass Journal.
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Laura S. Grillo, Core Faculty, Pacifica Graduate Institute Since Côte d’Ivoire’s attempted coup d’état in 2002, supporters of both former president Laurent Gbag... More