J. Lorand Matory

J. Lorand Matory

J. Lorand Matory grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended Harvard College. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1991. He is Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Sex and the Empire That Is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in Oyo Yoruba Religion (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press 1994; Second, Revised EditionNew York and London: Berghahn Books, 2005); and Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2005).

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