Yvonne Chireau
Yvonne Chireau

Archives of the Impossible Conversation with Yvonne Chireau

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 4 p.m. CT

This is the second of three online conversations leading up to a conference scheduled for May 11-13, 2023, at Rice University in Houston. The conference is entitled "Archives of the Impossible: Transnationalism, Transdisciplinarity, Transcendence."

Webinar host:

Jeffrey J. Kripal
Associate Dean of Faculty and Graduate Studies,
School of Humanities, Rice University
J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought

Yvonne Chireau

Yvonne Chireau is the Peggy Chan Professor of Black Studies and Professor in the Department of Religion at Swarthmore College, where she teaches courses on religion theory, Africana religions, and African American religious history. She is the author of Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition (2003) and the co-editor of Black Zion: African American Religions and Judaism (1999). She is currently working on a new book tentatively titled Graphic Voodoo, Comics, and the Imagining of Black Religions. Her musings on the historical intersections of magic, Africana religions, and cultural tropes of Voodoo can be found online at the research blog The Academic Hoodoo (academichoodoo.com).

Supported by the Rockwell Fund in the Department of Religion, the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library, the Chao Center for Asian Studies and the Department of Transnational Asian Studies, the School of Humanities Dean’s Office, and the Esalen Institute.