Book: Gesture and Power

New book published by Duke University Press

Dr. Covington-Ward’s new book was released on December 30, 2015.


News Paper

Pittsburgh Tribune Review Recognition

Dr. Covington-Ward was recognized for her book.


Faculty Fellow

Selected as a Humanities Center Faculty Fellow for 2016-2017

Dr. Covington-Ward was selected to be a Faculty Fellow at the Pitt Humanities Center

Featured Publications

Upcoming Events

1
Dr. Covington-Ward will present at the University of Michigan for a Symposium in Honor of Elisha Renne's Scholarship
October 19, 2017
The presentation will address dress in scholarship on Africa as it relates to religion and identity
2
Dr. Covington-Ward will present a paper for the African Studies Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University
October 23, 2017
The presentation is entitled "Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo"
3
Dr. Covington-Ward will present a paper at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Conference (ASWAD) in Seville, Spain
November 10, 2017
Her paper explores the experiences of Liberian diaspora returnees who have returned to live in Liberia

Available Book

Gesture And Power

Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo | Now available on Amazon

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Dr. Covington-Ward examines the everyday embodied practices and performances of the BisiKongo people
Gesture And Power - Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo | Now available