Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women's Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World

Fellow Project Academic Year

This project explores the primary social and political issues driving women to become Rastafari and organize in their communities, examines the ways they combat the triple marginality of being Rastafari, Black and women and analyzes how their international travel forges relationships between Africans and African Diasporans.

The manuscript's core contribution is a gendered analysis of the relationship between the emergence of Rastafari in Jamaica and its expansion in Ghana and Ethiopia through historical and contemporary networks of travel itineraries, social media groups and multinational women’s organizations.

Fellow Project Principal Investigator

Shamara Alhassan | Assistant Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies