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Oludamini Ogunnaike

African Studies, with a primary field in Religion

Oludamini Ogunnaike is a graduate student in the Department of African and African American Studies with a primary field in Religion. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Cognitive Neuroscience and African Studies in 2007. His current research focuses on comparative religious philosophy and mysticism amongst various religious traditions in West Africa: Ifá, Sufism, and indigenous adaptations of Christianity, their historical interactions with each other and modern intellectual movements. His research interests also include theories of traditional West African aesthetics, and Orisa religion and African Christianity in diaspora.

Email: ogunnaik@fas.harvard.edu
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