Davie-Kessler, Jesse

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Jesse recently completed fieldwork with a Pentecostal Christian community in southwestern Nigeria. Her dissertation focuses on how everyday Pentecostal practices shape the person’s embodied experiences of the divine, as well as questions surrounding the ethnographic translation of religious practice. This project addresses Jesse’s broader research interests, which include religion, embodiment, and representation. Before coming to Stanford, Jesse received a BA in Anthropology from Princeton University and worked as an archival researcher at the District Six Museum in Cape Town, South Africa.