In early May, UVA Assistant Professor of African Religious Thought and Democracy, Oludamini Ogunnaike, and Robert Trent Vinson, the Director and Chair of UVA’s Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American & African Studies, co-hosted 20+ international scholars in Africana Studies, Religious Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Law, and Politics for a series of presentations on the past, present, and future of religion and democracy on the African continent. Captured below are six recorded conference sessions, including a keynote address by Mahmood Mamdani, the Herbert Lehman Professor of Government at Columbia University and author of the book, Neither Settler Nor Native: The Making and Unmaking of Permanent Minorities, (Harvard University Press, 2020). In the coming year, the scholarship produced at this conference will be published in an edited volume.

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