University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Professor Vicki Brennan

Vicki Brennan

Assistant Professor of Religion

Vicki L. Brennan, Assistant Professor of Religion, received her B.A. in Music from Syracuse University and her M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. She will receive her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago in August 2007. She comes to UVM from the University of Virginia where she was a Predoctoral Fellow in the Carter G. Woodson Institute from 2004-2006, and taught in the Programs of Studies in Women and Gender and African and African American Studies from 2006-2007.

Brennan's research interests center on the relationships between religion and politics; music, ritual and performance; and mass media and popular religious movements. Her dissertation project, entitled "Singing the Same Song: Music, Morality and Movement in Yoruba Churches," explores religion and music as key sites through which members of the Yoruba middle class (re)negotiate their positions in a contemporary Nigerian society that is characterized by democratic transition and economic liberalization. Next year she will teach courses on African religions and religion and music.

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