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Salim Faraji, PhD.

Title: Professor, Africana Studies

Department: Africana Studies

Office: LCH B310
Phone Extension: x2402
Email Username: sfaraji

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Academic Presentations

  • 11th International Conference for Meroitic Studies Lecture Presentation: “King Silko and the Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Reappraisal of the Post-Meroitic Period. Rethinking Cultural Hybridity and Multiple Religious Identities.” (September, 2008), Vienna, Austria.  
  • National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Once Upon A Time There Was a Black Super Her Revisiting Classical Greek Representations of Ethiopian Kingship & Black Masculinity.” (March, 2008), Atlanta, GA  
  • National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Prioritizing Africana Historiography: The Task to Formulate an Africana Trans-disciplinary Theory.” (March, 2007), San Diego, CA  
  •  National Council of Black Studies Lecture Presentation: “Envisioning Africana Religions: Building Bridges between Black Studies and Black Religious and Theological Scholarship.” (March, 2006), Houston, Texas.  
  • Claremont Graduate University, School of Religion History of Religion’s Colloquium: Representations of the Other Panel Respondent: Immediate-Historical and Ongoing-Historical Ramifications/Consequences; Early Christianity and African Diaspora traditions (November, 2004), Claremont, CA.  
  • Emory University, Department of Religion Visiting Lecturer: African American Religions – “African Derived Religions and the Contemporary Usage of Ancient Nile Valley Sovereign Religion: A Study of three contemporary Black Religious Movements” (October, 2004), Atlanta, GA.  
  •  UCLA Graduate Conference for Late Antique Studies Lecture Presentation: “The Roots of Nubian Christianity: A Transitional Culture in Late Antique Africa.”(April, 2003) Los Angeles, CA.  
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panel Respondent for Pan-African/Womanist Group: Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum, “Signs and images of the African Dark Mother in Spain: A Clue to the Central Belief of Harmonious Medieval Cultures of Jews, Christians, and African Muslims before 1492.”(March 2003) U.C. Davis  
  •  Blackness in Global Contexts Conference Lecture Presentation: “A Consideration of Blackness through Religious Thought and Practice: Introducing the Discipline of Pan African Religious Studies.”(March, 2002) U.C. Davis  
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panelist for History of Christianity Group: “The Roots of Nubian Christianity: The Silko Inscription as Religious Practice and Precursor to the Christianization of Ancient Nubia; The Temple of Kalabsha as Context.”(March, 2002) St. Mary College, Moraga, California  
  • Twelfth Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Ancient Egypt as Seen by the Apologists & Apostolic Church Fathers.” (October, 2002) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • UCLA Graduate Conference for Late Antique Studies Lecture Presentation: “Melitius and The Church of the Martyrs in Upper Egypt.”(April, 2000) Los Angeles, CA.  
  • Eleventh Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Constructing the discipline of Pan African Religious Studies.”(October, 1999) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • Tenth Annual Cheik Anta Diop Conference Lecture Presentation: “Prophetic Texts of Resistance in Late Antique Egyptian Religion.”(October, 1998) Philadelphia, Penna.  
  • 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History Lecture Presentation: The Contour and Content of African World Religions and Philosophy.”(September, 1997)Los Angeles, CA.    
  • American Academy of Religion, Western Region Panelist for Black Theology Workshop, Lecture Presentation: “A Liberation Theology ofReligions: Foundations for a Pan African Social Theology.”(March, 1997) Berkeley, Graduate Theological Union.

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