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Edwina D. Ashie-Nikoi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New York University
Currently working on my dissertation, a socio-cultural history of Carriacou, Grenada. In addition to traditional primary documents, the dissertation utilises Carriacou's Big Drum ritual as a source and thus adds to the call for methodological shifts to include non-traditional sources (in this case, rituals) in the writing of history.
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Research and Methodology
New York University, Department of History
Fields: African Diaspora and Latin America and the Caribbean
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, B.A.
Major: History (Area of Concentration: Caribbean),
Minor: Creative Writing
"A Multi-Functional Space: Uses of Ritual Among Enslaved and Free Afro-Caribbean Peoples," Journal of Caribbean History, vol. 39, 2005
Review of The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities edited by Isidore Okpewho, Carole Boyce Davies, and Ali A. Mazrui (1999) in Transforming Anthropology: Journal of the Association of Black Anthropology, Vol. 11, no. 1, 2002.
“Cohobblepot: African Survivals in Barbadian Culture Through The Lens of Crop Over,” in The Journal Of Caribbean History 32: 1& 2 (1998)
Presenter, “Drum Songs Won’t Tell: Collective Amnesia, Community, and Identity in Carriacou,” Presentation of Scholarship-in-Progress, Graduate Students, Department of History, NYU, March 2005
Presenter, "Resistance, Healing, Community Building, and History: Uses of Rituals Among Enslaved & Freed Afro-Caribbean Peoples," at the 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Caribbean Historians, Christ Church, Barbados, May 2004.
Presenter, “Defiant Mothers, Obsequious Fathers: Gendered Observations of Nineteenth Century Afro-Caribbean Rituals,” at the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora Second Bi-Annual Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, October 2003.
Presenter, “Ritual, Memory, Migration, and History: The Afro-Caribbean Experience,” at the Caribbean Studies Association 28th Annual Conference, Belize City, Belize, May 2003.
Chair & Discussant, "Transgressing the Boundaries of Labor and Culture in the Americas," Graduate Student Conference Panel, History Department, New York University, New York, NY, March 2003.
Presenter, “History, Memory, and Ritual in the Caribbean: The Case of the Big Drum Ritual in Carriacou, Grenada,” at New York University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ Caribbean Research Forum, New York, NY, October 2002.