Rachel E. Harding, PhD, assistant professor of Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Department of Ethnic Studies led a 12-day travel-seminar to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil earlier this summer.

The program was for members of the Society for the Study of Black Religion, a professional organization of scholars of Afro-Atlantic religious traditions. The seminar focused on the conjunction of activism, art and religion in the Afro-Brazilian human rights movement and introduced participants to one of Brazil’s major African-based ritual practices – Candombl√©.

In July, Harding presented a lecture on Afro-Brazilian Religion for North American and Brazilian faculty participating in the 2012 UNCF/Mellon International Faculty Seminar “Race, Rights and Rebellion.”

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