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 Brownbag Seminar Series at the Institute for African Studies at Carleton University in Ottowa, Canada.
January 25, 2017
The presentation is entitled Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo.
2
Dr. Covington-Ward will present a paper at the African Studies Seminar Series at Penn State University, State College, PA.
February 1, 2017
The presentation is entitled “I Don’t Even Know Monrovia in the First Place”: The Liberian Diaspora, Experiences of Displacement, and Shifting Sentiments of National Belonging.
3
Dr. Covington-Ward will present a lecture based on her book at Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
March 8, 2017
Her lecture is entitled "Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo."

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