Oludamini  Ogunnaike

Assistant Professor

Office: Wren 303
Email: [[oogunnaike]]
Interests: Sufism, Islamic Philosophy & Art, African Religions & Philosophy, Epistemology, Comparative Philosophy, Arabic Poetry, West African Intellectual History, Philosophy of Race, Africana Studies


Oludamini Ogunnaike is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at William & Mary. He teaches courses on Islam, Islamic Philosophy, Spirituality, and Art, as well as African and African Diasporic Religions.

He holds a PhD in African Studies and the Study of Religion from Harvard University, and spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University's Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.

Professor Ogunnaike's research examines the philosophical dimensions of postcolonial, colonial, and pre-colonial Islamic and indigenous religious traditions of West and North Africa, especially Sufism and Ifa. He is currently working on a book entitled, Sufism and Ifa: Ways of Knowing in Two West African Intellectual Traditions and maintains a digital archive of West African Sufi poetry.