Solimar Otero

WSRP Research Associate 2009-2010

Research project

Coming Home: Sacred Spaces and Diaspora in Afro-Cuban Women's Culture

This interdisciplinary project addresses gendered spaces and geographies in the Afro-Cuban religion of SanterĂ­a. It explores the construction of gendered cartographies and sacred spaces created by female priests, santeras, in Cuba. These ritual consecrations perform a portable Cuban identity that can be perpetuated through religious practice and social performance in religious diasporas.

WSRP lecture

Coming Home: Sacred Spaces and Diaspora in Afro-Cuban Women's Religious Culture

Course

HDS 2102: Women, Folklore, and Afro-Atlantic Religion (Spring 2010)