By Solimar Otero
Solimar Otero is affiliate Professor of English and a folklorist at Louisiana country collage. Her examine facilities on gender, sexuality, Afro-Caribbean spirituality, and Yoruba conventional faith in folklore, literature and ethnography. Dr. Otero is the recipient of a Ruth Landes Memorial study Fund supply (2013), a fellowship on the Harvard Divinity School's Women's experiences in faith software (2009 to 2010), and a Fulbright award (2001).
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