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Current Visitor

Funlayo Wood

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Africana Religion and Philosophy
Funlayo E. Wood studies Africana religions, specializing in the Ifa-Orisa tradition. While at IAS she will continue work on a project examining Africana religions' intersections with digital technology and on her manuscript, Obi: Death, Divination, and the Divine Feminine, which highlights the kola nut as medicine and divination tool.

Dates at IAS

Visitor
School of Social Science

Degrees

Harvard University
Ph.D.
2017
Harvard University
A.M.
2014
The City College of New York
M.A.
2010

Appointments

Pacifica Graduate Institute
2020
Adjunct Faculty
Union Presbyterian Seminary (Womanist Leadership Institute)
2024
Adjunct Faculty
University of California, Santa Barbara
2018–2020
Postdoctoral Fellow