Kyrah Malika Daniels
Ph.D. Candidate in African & African American Studies
Kyrah Malika Daniels is a sixth-year Ph.D. candidate in African & African American Studies, and received her M.A. in Religion from Harvard in 2013. Her research interests include Black Atlantic religions, sacred art and ritual healing traditions, and race and religion in the Caribbean, Latin America and Central Africa. Her dissertation is a comparative religion project based in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and focuses on several key ritual objects used in healing rites for spiritual disorder and mental health conditions. Ultimately, her work examines how African-derived religious communities in the Caribbean and Central Africa reveal remarkable religious flexibility as they seek holistic remedies for physical illness and spiritual imbalance in their lives.