Eric Mason is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion at the University of Georgia, studying the religions of West Africa. His work charts the impacts of Western education on the education and training of priesthoods within African and African-derived religions. Additionally, Eric studies the concepts of free will and determinism within Yoruba Traditional Religion and Yoruba-derived religions.
Eric is also currently pursuing Graduate Certificates in African American Studies and Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Eric holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of New Orleans.
“Digital Apprenticeship of Priests in Traditional Yoruba and Diasporic Yoruba Religion” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion. University of Georgia, Athens, GA February 28, 2020
“A Deeper Dive Into African Traditional Religions” Nanka School Project. University of Georgia, Athens, GA February 21, 2019
“The Yoruba Religious Cosmos” Inter-Belief Works. University of Georgia, Athens, GA February 18, 2019
Panelist on West African Traditional Culture and Spirituality Ifa Orisa Collective’s Traditional West African Orisa Forum, Atlanta Georgia, 2018
Panelist on Wande Abimbola: Ifa, Education and Culture Congress of Òriṣà tradition and Culture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Nigeria 2013
“Yoruba Divine Knowledge Systems in Africa and the Diaspora” Global Gathering West Africa, Venue: Bettendorf Library, September 9, 2013
Eric Mason (2010). "Returning to the Ways of Our Ancestors" in Clyde C. Robertson (ed.) Africa Rising. (Trenton, New Jersey: Africa World Press.)