Dr. Covington-Ward’s book Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo recognized as a finalist for the Clifford Geertz Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Religon


Dr. Covington-Ward’s book Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo was selected from a competitive field as a finalist for the Clifford Geertz Book Award from the Society for the Anthropology of Religion in 2017. 

Dr. Covington-Ward Selected as a Humanities Center Faculty Fellow for 2016-2017


Dr. Covington-Ward was one of several faculty members selected through a competitive process to be a Faculty Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center for 2016-2017. She will be working on her second book project, Transforming Communities, Recreating Selves: Performance and Immigrant Identity Formation in the Liberian Diaspora.