7 Questions with Don Grant

Welcome to 7 Questions, our series where we highlight exciting scholars in the field of religion and get to know the person behind the book. For this article, we interviewed Don Grant, whose book Nursing the Spirit: Care, Public Life, and the Dignity of Vulnerable Strangers was recently published with Columbia University Press. Get to […]

Excellent Excerpts: The Gut by Elizabeth Perez

The Gut by Elizabeth Perez

Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring The Gut: A Black Atlantic Alimentary Tract by Elizabeth Perez, published with Cambridge University Press.  Book Synopsis: If the head is religion, the gut is magic. Taking […]

Excellent Excerpts: An Ethos of Blackness by Vivaldi Jean-Marie

An Ethos of Blackness Book Cover

Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring An Ethos of Blackness: Rastafari Cosmology, Culture, and Consciousness by Vivaldi Jean-Marie, published September 2023 with Columbia University Press. You can learn more about Vivaldi in our interview […]

7 Questions with Vivaldi Jean-Marie

Welcome to 7 Questions, our series where we highlight exciting scholars in the field of religion and get to know the person behind the book. For this article, we interviewed Vivaldi Jean-Marie, whose book An Ethos of Blackness: Rastafari Cosmology, Culture, and Consciousness was published with Columbia University Press this September. You can read our excerpt […]

7 Questions with Daniel Shank Cruz

Welcome to 7 Questions, our series where we highlight exciting scholars in the field of religion and get to know the person behind the book. For this article, we interviewed Daniel Shank Cruz, whose book Ethics for Apocalyptic Times: Theapoetics, Autotheory, and Mennonite Literature was recently published with Penn State University Press. Get to Know Daniel […]

Excellent Excerpts: Rebuilding Community by Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring Rebuilding Community: Rebuilding Community: Displaced Women and the Making of a Shia Ismaili Muslim Sociality by Shenila Khoja-Moolji, published July 2023 with Oxford University Press. From the Introduction  [Atlanta, […]

Excellent Excerpts: Vodou en Vogue by Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Vodou en Vogue Book Cover

Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring Vodou en Vogue: Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States by Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha, out June 2023, University of North Carolina Press.  From the Preface This […]

Excellent Excerpts: Gendered Fortunes by Zeynep K. Korkman

Gendered Fortunes Book Cover

Welcome to our series, “Excellent Excerpts,” where we share selections from recently or soon-to-be published books we think you should check out! In this post we are featuring Gendered Fortunes: Divination, Precarity, and Affect in Postsecular Turkey by Zeynep K. Korkman, out April 21, 2023, Duke University Press.  Book Synopsis: In Gendered Fortunes, Zeynep K. Korkman examines Turkey’s […]