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, The University of Ghana, Editor

Joselina da Silva, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Editor

Nikki Hoskins, University of Scranton, Editor

Debra Majeed, Beloit College, Professor Emerita, Editor

Madipoane Masenya, University of South Africa (Ngwan’a Mphahlele), Editor

Rosetta E. Ross, Spelman College, Editor, Founder


Review Board

Dorothy BEA Akoto, Trinity Theological Seminary, Accra

Chanequa Walker-Barnes, Columbia Theological Seminary

Gennifer Brooks, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Keri Day, Princeton Theological Seminary

Rosinah Gabaitse, University of Botswana

Mary N. Getui, Catholic University of East Africa

Teresia Hinga, Santa Clara University

Fulera Issaka-Toure, University of Ghana

Helen Labeodan, University of Ibadan

Tamura Lomax, Michigan State University

Layli Maparyan, Wellesley College

Dora Mbuwayesango, Hood Theological Seminary

Monique Moultrie, Georgia State University

Philomena Njeri Mwaura, Kenyatta University

Genevieve Nrenzah, University of Ghana 

Oyeronke Olademo, University of Ilorin

Marcia Riggs, Columbia Theological Seminary

Phillis Isabella Sheppard, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale Divinity School

Traci West, Drew University

Catherine Williams, Lancaster Theological Seminary



Ericka Dunbar, Spelman College / Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow, Payne College


Student Editorial Assistant