Nov 292012
 November 29, 2012

“Pentecostalism, Poverty, and Power”


Ruth Marshall, Assistant Professor in the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, will be speaking February 26th at 5:30 pm as part of the Religions and Public Life speaker series.

Marshall’s academic interests include religion and politics, African politics and post-colonial theory, political philosophy, transnational religion, and Pentecostalism. Her research focuses on Africa, especially West Africa, with a focus on transnational religion, war and violence, youth militias, citizenship, ethno-nationalism, autochthony, and international interventionism.  Some of her publications include “Prospérité Miraculeuse: Les pasteurs pentecôtistes et l’argent de Dieu au Nigéria”; “Mediating the Global and Local in Nigerian Pentecostalism”; and “‘God is not a Democrat’: Pentecostalism and Democratisation in Nigeria” in  Paul Gifford (ed.) The Christian Churches and the Democratisation of Africa.

The Religions and Public Life initiative is sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Divinity School, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.

February 26, 5:30 pm
Westbrook Building room 0014