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Kristin Wilson

Kristin Wilson

Cohort: 
2016
Field of Study: 
Critical Theory, Comparative Cosmology, Mimesis, Transgression, Liminality, Hybridity, Poetry
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Given that space and time are variable substrates upon which people groups interact, which elements of culture and cosmology are mutable and what are the distinctive qualities that lend these elements to mutability? How do these changes intersect with identity and practice for any given individual across these spatio-temporal boundaries? How do texts allow us to create and transact between worldviews, and how do ideas and words transition from abstract into concrete practice? These are just a few of the questions I am interested in exploring particularly as they pertain to Yoruba societies.  I have a BA in Comparative Literature and East Asian Studies from Princeton University and am currently undertaking Master’s dissertation research on the interstices of language and traditional phytotherapy in Southwestern Nigeria at the University of Oxford.