Pauline Guedj (Ph-D University Paris X Nanterre, 2006) is an assistant professor in the anthropology department of the university Lyon 2. She is also a member of the Center for research in anthropology (CREA) and an associate member of the research center "Africas in the World" (CNRS. Institute of Political Science). Concentrated on the study of the connection between Black nationalism and African American religions, her doctoral research on the practice of the Akan religion in the US has been published in 2011 in a book entitled « Panafricanisme, religion akan et dynamiques identitaires aux Etats-Unis ». Within her association with the CIRHUS and as part of a research project funded by the University Lyon 2, she is currently doing archival and ethnographic research on afrocentrisms and on the construction of Black Studies in US academia. She is the author of numerous articles on African American religions, politics and music and has edited various special issues of European research journals (Cahiers d'études africaines, Civilisations, Parcours anthropologiques).
Pauline Guedj will be visiting CIRHUS from March to December 2014