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Sarah Reynolds

Biography

            Sarah M. Reynolds is a second year Ph.D. student in Sociocultural Anthropology. She received her M.A. in Anthropology from Brandeis University and her B.A. in both Anthropology and International Studies from Louisiana State University. Her research examines the distinctions between religion and spirituality in Benin Republic both theoretically and in the realm of embodied experience. Specifically, her research takes place in the southern region of Benin and looks at the lived experiences and healing practices of Vodun devotees, Christians, and Muslims. Reynolds has linguistic experience in both French and Fongbe and has received multiple travel grants for her fieldwork. She is in the 2018-2020 cohort of the Andrew Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship at Tulane University.