Fela Kuti in America: Keynote Lecture by Melani McAlister

Join us for a lecture by Melani McAlister, Professor of American Studies and International Affairs at George Washington University. This event takes place as part of our Fall 2023 Religion & Empire series, exploring the relationship between religion and empire and how religious ideas and ideas about religion sustain projects of imperialism. Quinn Slobodian, Professor of History at Wellesley College, will serve as discussant.

Fela Kuti in America: Religious Studies, Human Rights, and the Politics of Postcolonial Existence

DATE: Thursday, September 28, 2023
LOCATION: BU Hillel • 213 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor

Melani McAlister specializes in the multiple “global visions” produced by and for Americans. In her writing and teaching, she focuses on the ways in which cultural and political history intersect, and on the role of religion and culture in shaping US “interests” in other parts of the world. Her own interests include nationalism and transnationalism; cultural theory; religion and culture; the rhetoric of foreign policy; and cultural and media history (including television, film, print, and digital). Professor McAlister has recently published The Kingdom of God Has No Borders: A Global History of American Evangelicalswith Oxford University Press.

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