Shamara Wyllie Alhassan

Shamara Wyllie Alhassan is Assistant Professor of the Black experience in the Americas and Religious Studies in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University. Her work centers the ways Rastafari women use their livity to build Pan-African communities and combat anti-black gendered racism and racial capitalism in Ghana, Jamaica and Ethiopia. Her forthcoming manuscript, “Re-Membering the Maternal Goddess: Rastafari Women’s Intellectual History and Activism in the Pan-African World” is winner of the 2019 National Women's Association and University of Illinois Press First Book Prize.

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