Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá to Deliver Keynote at ADRSA 2022

Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá to Deliver Keynote at ADRSA 2022

The ADRSA is pleased to announce Baba Dr. Kọ́lá Abímbọ́lá as our keynote speaker for ADRSA 2022, I Put a Spell on You: Magic, Miracles, and Mystique in Africana Religions, where we will celebrate 10 years of supporting scholarship in Africana Religions.

Dr. Abímbọ́lá is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Howard University where he specializes in Africana Philosophy, Evidence and Proof, Forensic Science, and the Ifá Literary Corpus.

He studied the Ifá Literary Corpus as an apprentice under his father, Wándé Abímbọ́lá, from 1969 to 2000, and under Babalọlá Adébóyè Ifátóògùn from 1982 to 2000. He earned his PhD studies in Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science and earned a second PhD in the Law of Evidence and Criminal Justice at the University of Birmingham.

He has taught at Seattle University, Haverford College, Temple University, and at the University of Leicester School of Law. Kola is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic Research and Criminology. He was President of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies from 2006 to 2010, and a British Council Commonwealth Academic Scholarfrom 1989 to 1992.

We look forward to hearing from Dr. Abímbọ́lá and invite you to join us online on Friday, April 29th to hear his keynote reflections on our theme of Magic, Miracles, and Mystique. Plus, join us for the entire weekend’s events including film screenings, Orisha movement class, and more!

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