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 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

Debra Majeed, Beloit College, Professor Emerita, Editor

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

Rosetta E. Ross, Spelman College, Editor, Founder



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


Student Editorial Assistant

Nikki Hoskins, Drew University