Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Associate Professor, Anthropology.
Associate Professor, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.
Ph.D., New York University
Dr. Renne’s interests include African ethnology; fertility and reproductive health; gender relations; the anthropology of development; religion and social change; and the anthropology of cloth. Renne's current projects include a study of Hausa women and the effects of Islamic education in a Northern Nigerian town, and a study of textiles used in religious worship in southwestern Nigeria in the 20th century.
Renne, Elisha. 2010. The Politics of Polio in Northern Nigeria. Bloomington : Indiana University Press.
Wilson, Mark L., Elisha Renne, Carla Roncoli, Peter Agyei-Baffour, and Emmanuel Yamoah Tenkorang. 2015. "Integrated Assessment of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Ghana — Part 3: Social Sciences and Economics." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(7): 8133-8156. PMCID: PMC4515713. DOI. Abstract.
Long, R., Elisha Renne, T. Robins, M. Wilson, K. Pelig-Ba, M. Rajaee, A. Yee, E. Koomson, C. Sharp, John M. Lummis, and N. Basu. 2013. "Water Values in a Ghanaian Small-Scale Gold Mining Community." Human Organization, 72(3): 199-210. Abstract.
Basu, N., D.H. Nam, E. Kwansaa-Ansah, Elisha Renne, and J.O. Nriagu. 2011. "Multiple metals exposure in a small-scale artisanal gold mining community." Environmental Research, 111(3): 463-467. DOI. Abstract.
Renne, Elisha. 2009. "Review: Painting for the Gods: Art and Aesthetics of Yoruba Religious Murals." African Studies Review, 52(2): 227-228.