Jounal of the Center for African and African American Studies at SUNO
Author: Iya Funlayo, PhD
Funlayo E. Wood, PhD is a scholar-practitioner of Africana religions, intuitive tarot reader, and spiritual life coach who helps her students and clients to learn, grow, and connect with spirit. She is the Founding Director of the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association, the Founder of Ase Ire, and former Executive Director of the Orisa Community Development Corporation. Funlayo holds a PhD in African and African and African American Studies and Religion from Harvard University andshe has lectured extensively, been published in academic and popular outlets, and appeared in documentaries for PBS and the National Geographic Channel.