The Armstrong Lecture

The Armstrong Lectures at Kalamazoo College are made possible by the Homer J. Armstrong Endowment in Religion. Established in 1969 in honor of Dr. Homer J. Armstrong, eminent pastor and long-time trustee of Kalamazoo College. The fund was provided through the generosity of numerous friends of the College.

The Spring 2024 Armstrong Lecture

Thursday, May 2
4:10pm EST
Olmsted Room, Mandelle Hall

This year’s guest speaker is

Dr. Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Dr. Eziaku Nwokocha is an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, FL. She is a scholar of Africana religions with expertise in the ethnographic study of Vodou in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Her research is grounded in gender and sexuality studies, visual and material culture and Africana Studies. Dr. Nwokocha is the author of Vodou en vogue: fashioning Black divinities in Haiti and the United States, University of North Carolina Press, 2023

More information about the lecture to come


Eziaku Nwokicha photo

The lecture is free and open the public

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Past Guest Lecturers

2023, May 2, Dr. Edward Curtis
2021, October 27: Dr. Andrea Jain
2021, February 23: Dr. Amanullah De Sondy
2019, May 7: Dr. Robert Orsi
2018, March 5: Dr. Judith Weisenfeld
2017, February 15: Dr. Tisa Wenger
2016, May 4: Dr. Sufia Uddin
2015, May 13: Dr. Kathryn Lofton
2014, May 15: Dr. Pamela Klassen
2013, April 10: Dr. Karen King
2012, May 14: Dr. Ann Taves
2010, October 21: Dr. David Hackett
2010, February 15: Dr. Wendy Dongier
2008, May 01: Dr. Emilie M. Townes
2006, October 12: Dr. Vasudha Narayanan
2005, November 3: Dr. Bernard McGinn