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Darrell Cole, Professor

drcole@drew.edu
973-408-3336

BIOGRAPHY

B.A. Lynchburg College; M.A. Phil. Ohio University; M.A.R. Yale Divinity School; Th.M. Duke Divinity School; Ph.D. University of Virginia is Assistant Professor of Religion. He joined the Drew Faculty in 2002. Dr. Cole teaches courses in Religious Ethics and Theology. His primary areas of specialization are religious engagement with politics, business, and medicine.

Dr. Cole’s articles and essays have appeared in scholarly and popular journals such as The Journal of Religious Ethics, Pro Ecclesia, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy and First Things.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Dr. Cole is the author of: When God Says War is Right: A Christian Perspective on When and How to Fight (Waterbrook Press, 2002).

Allan Charles Dawson, Professor & Chair

Allan C. Dawson (Ph.D. McGill University) is Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology. His research is concerned with issues of ethnicity and identity in West Africa and in the African Diaspora; ethnicity and globalization; identity and violence; religious innovation; chieftaincy; and traditional religious practice in the West African Sahel. Dawson also explores issues of Blackness and Afro-Brazilian identity within the context of the broader Black Atlantic world. Dawson has conducted extensive ethnographic research in Brazil, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria.

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

Dawson, Allan C.
2014 In Light of Africa: Globalizing Blackness in Northeastern Brazil. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Dawson, Allan C, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro (eds.)
2014 Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition. New York: Routledge.

Dawson, Allan Charles (ed.)
2009 Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

BOOKS SECTIONS

Dawson, Allan Charles
2015 A Legacy of Sugar and Slaves: Disconnection and Regionalism in Bahia, Brazil. In Anthropology of Disconnection: The Political Ecology of Post-Industrial Regimes, Ismael Vaccaro, Krista Harper, and D. Seth Murray, eds. Pp. 132-146. New York: Routledge.

Dawson, Allan Charles
2014 Ancestors Shape the Land: Earth Shrines, Chieftaincy and Territoriality in Northern Ghana. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 163-179. New York: Routledge.

Vaccaro, Ismael, Laura Zanotti and Allan Charles Dawson
2014 Introduction. In Negotiating Territoriality: Spatial Dialogues between State and Tradition, Allan C. Dawson, Laura Zanotti and Ismael Vaccaro, eds. Pp 1-17. New York: Routledge.

Dawson, Allan Charles
2014 Food and Spirits: Religion, Gender, and Identity in the ‘African’ Cuisine of Northeast Brazil. In African Diaspora in Brazil: History, Culture and Politics, Fassil Demissie, ed. Pp. 93-113. New York: Routledge. (Reprinted version of Dawson 2012).

Dawson, Allan Charles
2009 Introduction. In Shrines in Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. vii-xvii. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

Dawson, Allan Charles
2009 Earth shrines and autochthony among the Konkomba of Northern Ghana in Shrines. In Shrines Africa: History, Politics and Society, Allan C. Dawson, ed. Pp. 71-94. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

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