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The journal of Black Women and Religious Cultures publishes, biannually, interdisciplinary critical scholarship on Black women's intersectional realities in relation to religions and spiritualities in local, national, and transnational contexts. The journal welcomes relevant submissions by and about Black women and religion of any generation and identity, from any geographic area of Africa and the African Diaspora. Black Women and Religious Cultures encourages broad reading of sites of religion and spirituality to include connections of social issues, cultural practices and constructions, politics, law, activism, the arts, education, ritual, gender and gender identities, the environment, and more. Black Women and Religious Cultures affirms use of a wide range of singular and mixed methodologies that provide rigorous analyses, rich theoretical construction, and convincing creative interpretation of Black women in relation to religions and spiritualities. Submissions (including essays and creative expressions such as poetry) that expand intellectual, canonical, and epistemological constructions of Black women’s realities in any historical era are welcomed.

Editorial Board

Rose Mary Amenga-Etego, Ph.D., The University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, Editor

Joselina da Silva, Ph.D., Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Editor

Nikki Hoskins, Ph.D., University of Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, Editor

Madipoane Masenya (Ngwan’a Mphahlele), Ph.D., University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, Editor

CL Nash, Ph.D., University of University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, Editor

Rosetta E. Ross, Ph.D., Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Editor, Founder

*Debra Majeed, Ph.D., Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, USA,  Professor Emerita, Editor, Deceased


Review Board

Dorothy BEA Akoto, Ph.D., Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra, Ghana

Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Ph.D., Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Gennifer Brooks, Ph.D., Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Keri Day, Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Rosinah Gabaitse, Ph.D., University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

Mary N. Getui, Ph.D., Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

Teresia Hinga, Ph.D., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, USA

Fulera Issaka-Toure, Ph.D., University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Helen Labeodan, Ph.D., University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Tamura Lomax, Ph.D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA

Dora Mbuwayesango, Ph.D., Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, North Carolina, USA

Monique Moultrie, Ph.D., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Philomena Njeri Mwaura, Ph.D., Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya

Genevieve Nrenzah, Ph.D., University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Oyeronke Olademo, Ph.D., University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Marcia Riggs, Ph.D., Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, USA

Phillis Isabella Sheppard, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Eboni Marshall Turman, Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Traci West, Ph.D., Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, USA

Catherine Williams, Ph.D., Lancaster Theological Seminary, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA





Student Editorial Assistant


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