Alexandra Antohin is an anthropologist of religion, with a specific focus on Orthodox Christianities. Most recently, she completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and participated as a member of Africounters, an inter-disciplinary research group focused on issues facing the African continent. She currently serves as the Senior Research and Program Manager at the Avoice Virtual Library Project, an digital archives capturing black legislative behavior in the United States House of Representatives. She is also the managing co-editor of the Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research, published by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in 2018. Alexandra completed her doctorate in Social Anthropology at University College London and is currently a professorial lecturer at George Washington University. She also holds a research affiliate status with the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge, UK).
Research Interests: African Christianities and religions, socio-economic development with a specific focus on charity and humanitarianism, anthropological studies of ritual and performance, linguistic theory, ethnographic studies of Muslim-Christian relations, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, Russia.