Hoehler-Fatton

First Name: 
Cynthia
Position: 
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Email: 
chh3a@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
chh3z
Phone: 
434-243-9671
Office Address: 

Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126

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Degrees: 

B.A., Bowdoin College
M.A., University of Virginia
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Introduction: 

 
My teaching and scholarship concentrate on the intersections between African indigenous religions and Christianity and Islam over the last hundred years. I am fascinated by religious change, and my research—whether it be on gender in East African independent churches, the revitalization of "ATR"  (African Traditional Religion) in post-apartheid South Africa, or my current work on the introduction of Islam into Western Kenya—reflects my ongoing interest in the dynamism of religion. For several years, I served as Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute, where I directed the undergraduate interdisciplinary program in African-American and African Studies.

Faculty Type: 
Associate and Affiliate Faculty