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Passing of Nikki Bado

Today, we grieve for the passing of a friend, teacher, and colleague, Nikki Bado, an Associate Professor at Iowa State University.

She had been on medical leave for the last year, and suffered from a blood clot thrown to her lungs resulting in heart failure on Friday, shortly after her last surgery.

A beloved member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Academy of Religion, she helped build the Contemporary Pagan Studies Group and worked as a co-editor on the Pagan Studies book series for Equinox Publishing.

She wrote on Paganism, religion in popular culture, Japanese religious festivals, the body in religion, and pilgrimage, among other topics.
Her longest work on Pagan religion was the book Coming to the Edge of the Circle: A Wiccan Initiation Ritual.

Good friend, priestess, hard-working scholar. She will be missed.