J. Lorand MatoryJ. Lorand Matory is an American academic and Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University. Matory grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended Harvard College. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1991, and currently he is Chair of the African and African American Studies department at Duke University. He is the author of ''Sex and the Empire That Is No More: Gender and the Politics of Metaphor in Oyo Yoruba Religion'' (Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press 1994; Second, Revised Edition, New York and London: Berghahn Books, 2005); and ''Black Atlantic Religion: Tradition, Transnationalism and Matriarchy in the Afro-Brazilian Candomblé'' (Princeton; Princeton University Press, 2005).
Matory supports disinvestment from Israel and criticized the President of Harvard University, Larry Summers who called efforts by Matory and others to divest from Israel "anti-Semitic in effect, if not intent." According to Matory, "the knee jerk accusation that targeted criticism of Israel singles out Israel is as absurd as stating that the anti-apartheid movement was singling out South Africa." Provided by Wikipedia
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