Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Ph.D., Anthropology, New York University
Research Interests: 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.
Soliman, Ann A., Mouna Khouchani, and Elisha Renne. Forthcoming. "Sociocultural Barriers Related to Late-Stage Presentation of Breast Cancer in Morocco." Journal of Cancer Education.
Renne, Elisha. Forthcoming. "Polio vaccination, political authority and the Nigerian state." The politics of vaccination.
Renne, Elisha. 2018. Veils, Turbans, and Islamic Reform in Northern Nigeria. Indiana University Press.
Renne, Elisha. 2017. "Ear Infections, Malnutrition, and Circuitous Health Care Treatments in Zaria, Nigeria." In African Medical Pluralism edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent. Indiana University Press.
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