I will be presenting a paper titled “Rallying around “religious racism”: Movements of an activist term in the legal arena” on the panel Whose rules? Conflicting regimes of authority and shared social space (co-organized by Karl Swinehart and me) at the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF) 2021 virtual congress in June 2021.
Past events (selected)
Conferences and workshops organized
2020-2021 Monthly works-in-progress workshop of European Association for Social Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology Network (ELAN) (founder and coordinator).
2019 “On Time.” Biannual Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society. (International conference to be organized in Helsinki in Aug. 29-30, 2019). (Conference Co-chair and Organizer, organized in collaboration with Matti Eräsaari).
2018 “Politics of Participation: Anthropological Reflections on Power and Interaction – An International Symposium.” Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies Oct. 18-19, 2018. (Symposium Chair and Organizer, organized in collaboration with Andrew Graan, Timo Kaartinen, Irina Piippo, and Johanna Sumiala).
2017-20 University of Helsinki Linguistic Anthropology Workshop (founder and coordinator).
Recent talks, conference presentations and contributions to roundtables
2021 Reputation, Religion, and the Moral Politics of Ethnoracial Policy. Religion, Self, and the Ethical Life – Workshop, University of Helsinki
2021 Religious racism and Anti-Racist Religious Activism in Brazil. Panelist on invited roundtable on Religion and Anti-Racism. Society for Anthropology of Religion (SAR) 2021 virtual meeting.
2020 The Poetics of Affective Attunement: Constructing a Politics of Divine Co-presence through Political Speech. Biennial Meeting of the European Association for Social Anthropology.
2019 Making Participatory Democracy: Reconciling Deliberation and Hierarchy in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Forum. Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society.
2019 A Candomblé Model of Social Harmony: Religious Hierarchy, Respect and Inclusion as the Past and Future of Brazilian Democracy. On Time – Biennial Meeting of the Finnish Anthropological Society.
2018 Evaluating Faith after Conversion: The Place of Religious Expertise in Asylum Appeals in Finland. Christianity and Politics Conference, University of Turku.
2018 Making Participatory Democracy: Reconciling Deliberation and Hierarchy in an Afro-Brazilian Religious Meeting. Politics of Participation – symposium, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki.
2018 “Even Oxalá goes to War!”African Deities Enter Politics in Salvador, Brazil. Biennial Meeting of the European Association for Social Anthropology.
2018 Re-Membering a Past of Social Order: Candomblé Religion, State Recognition, and the Distinct Place of African Sociality in Brazil. Latin American Studies Association.
2017 Democracy and the Right to Respect: Provocations of Afro-Brazilian Religious Citizenship in Salvador, Brazil. Anthropology Visiting Seminar Series, University of Helsinki.