Zainabu Jallo is a postdoctoral researcher in Anthropology. Her current research project on material religion and criminal Anthropology draws from aspects of her previous research on Afro-Brazilian religions and extends to Cuba and Haiti.
Zainabu`s doctoral dissertation, a Doc.CH funded project, “The Sacred and the Spectacular: Diasporic Consciousness through the Material Culture of Brazilian Candomblé”, outlined the historical evolution and visibility of a cultural practice through its objects. While tracing their implications on the cultural politics of Brazil, it also underpinned parallel yet antipodal developments of diasporic consciousness and national cultural identification in Brazil.
Her MA thesis, “Mythopoeisis in the Reinvention of an Ethnic Self: Aesthetic Tensions in Borderlands/La Frontera and A Cannon Between my Knees.” accentuated the complex relationships between myth, culture and ideology in Native American Literature.
Material Culture | Provenance Research | Architectural Anthropology| Diasporic Consciousness
HS 2020 “Reading Material Culture” BA/MA
FS 2022 “Ethics in Provenance Research” MA
Jallo, Zainabu and Holger Jebens. “Acquisition and Display Ethics.” In Paideuma. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag 2022. (In press)
Jallo, Zainabu (ed.). Material Culture in Transit. Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 2022. (Forthcoming)
---. The Sacred and the Spectacular. Diasporic Consciousness and the Material Culture of Brazilian Candomblé.
Duke University Press, 2023. (Forthcoming)