Hear Innovative Research Talks at AFRO

Joint Appointment of Religion and African American Studies Professor



AFRO will be hosting three candidates for a new joint-position with the Department of Religion and the Department of African American Studies. Each candidate will be presenting their research and each talk is free and open to faculty, staff, and students. These events will offer insightful commentary on the intersection of religion and the Black experience.

We look forward to seeing you!

All events will be held at 4:00 PM in Lincoln Hall, Room 1002.

Dr. Larry Perry, Northwestern University

Friday, January 24, 2020

"Toward Understanding the Black Spiritual Left: The Spirituality of Du Bois, Bethune, Thurman, and the Black Lives Matter Movement"


Dr. Leonard McKinnis, Saint Louis University

Monday, January 27, 2020

"Imagining Otherwise: New Cartographies on the Study and Performance of Black Religion(s)"


Dr. Alexia Williams, Yale University

Friday, January 31, 2020

"Venerable Henriette Delille: Hagiography and the Catholic Racial Imagination"