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African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Class of 2010
I am a senior pursuing a joint-degree with African Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations interested in traditional African religions and languages. I am particularly fascinated by the lessons and knowledge that are often overlooked in traditional African societies and have been focusing on studying Yoruba Orisha worship and Islam. I was able to combine the two of them this summer doing research on the interaction and simultaneous practice of both traditions in Nigeria. You can read a bit more about it on the blog I kept while conducting my research. It's been great working with some of the most prominent scholars in the field who are in the African Studies Department and studying Yoruba through the African Language Program.