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Diane M. Ciekawy

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Diane M. Ciekawy is an associate professor of anthropology and Africa Studies faculty member at Ohio University. She has conducted research in the Kenya coast for the past 25 years. At Ohio University she teaches courses on religion, social movements, politics, the anthropology of health and healing, and human rights and development. Over the past three years she has developed course material for and facilitated OU-UNICEF Communication for Development workshop training. She is the author of articles and book chapters on religion, politics and development, most recently contributing to the volume Contesting Identities: The Mijikenda and Their Neighbors in Kenyan Coastal Society. The volume Dialogues of Witchcraft: Anthropological and Philosophical Exchanges she co-edited with George C. Bond. She is currently completing an ethnographic study of politics and healing practices among Mijikenda in Coastal Kenya.