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Journal of Africana Religions

  • Edward E. Curtis IV
  • Sylvester A. Johnson

  • Biannual Publication
  • ISSN 2165-5405
  • E-ISSN 2165-5413

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The Journal of Africana Religions publishes critical scholarship on Africana religions, including the religious traditions of African and African Diasporic peoples as well as religious traditions influenced by the diverse cultural heritage of Africa. An interdisciplinary journal encompassing history, anthropology, Africana studies, gender studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, and other allied disciplines, the Journal of Africana Religions embraces a variety of humanistic and social scientific methodologies in understanding the social, political, and cultural meanings and functions of Africana religions.

The chronological scope of the journal is comprehensive and invites research into the history of Africana religions from ancient to contemporary periods. The journal’s geographical purview is global and comprises Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Atlantic islands (such as Cape Verde and São Tomé), the Caribbean, and Europe. The journal is particularly concerned with publishing research on the historical connections and ruptures involved in the spread of Africana religions from within and beyond Africa. Emphasizing the historical movement or spread of Africana religions and the dynamic transformations they have undergone underscores the nuanced, complex history of these religions and transcends the essentializing gestures that have hindered previous generations of scholarship. For this reason, we encourage authors to examine multiple dimensions of Africana religions, including the relationship between religion and empire, slavery, racism, modern industrial capitalism, and globalization.

The journal is co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora. Additional institutional sponsors of the journal include Northwestern University and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. The journal’s editorial offices are located at Northwestern.

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Edward E. Curtis IV, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Sylvester A. Johnson, Northwestern University

Managing Editor
Jeremy Rehwaldt, Midland University

Editorial Board
Afe Adogame, Princeton Theological Seminary
Stephen Angell, Earlham School of Religion
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Herman Bennett, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Joan C. Bristol, George Mason College
David Chidester, University of Cape Town
Yvonne Chireau, Swarthmore College
Jualynne E. Dodson, Michigan State University
Carol B. Duncan, Wilfrid Laurier University
Musa Dube, University of Botswana
Michael Gomez, New York University
Rachel E. Harding, University of Colorado Denver
Kelly Hayes, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Tracey Hucks, Davidson College
Paul C. Johnson, University of Michigan
Charles H. Long, University of California, Santa Barbara
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Maha Marouan, The Pennsylvania State University
Adeline M. Masquelier, Tulane University
Elizabeth McAlister, Wesleyan University
Jacob Olupona, Harvard University
Anthony B. Pinn, Rice University
David Robinson, Michigan State University
Lamin Sanneh, Yale Divinity School
Jon Sensbach, University of Florida
Dianne M. Stewart, Emory University
James Sweet, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Emilie M. Townes, Vanderbilt Divinity School
Richard Brent Turner, University of Iowa
Nicole von Germeten, Oregon State University
Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University
Cornel R. West, Union Theological Seminary
Vincent L. Wimbush, Claremont Graduate University
Jason R. Young, SUNY Buffalo

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