237C Himes Hall
2061: African Americans in U.S. History;
3119: Race and Racial Ideologies in the U.S.;
3119: Voodoo & Race in America;
7956: Race, Crime, & Prison
3119: Radicalism and Resistance via African American Religion;
3119: The Black Panther Party and Black Power in America.
Current Research Interests
Moribund Religion: Black Panthers, Angola Prison, and the Politics of Race and Faith in the late 20th Century.
Interested in Directing Theses On
Intersections between race and religion; Afro-Atlantic Religion; the politics of race and resistance movements in the United States.
BA, Louisiana State University; History and Religious Studies (2001)
MA, University of New Orleans (2003)
PhD, University of Chicago; History (2012)
Awards and Honors
University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Dissertation Fellowship (2010-11); University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture Prize Lectureship (2009); University of Chicago Trustees Fellowship (2004-09)
n.d. "The Secret and Irreligious Doctrines of Voodooism: Institutionalization versus Cultural Stigma in New Orleans Civil Court," The Journal of Church and State.
2015. Voodoo & Power: The Politics of Religion in New Orleans, 1889-1940 (LSU Press).
2014. “The Bisness: The Centrality of Economics and Local Culture to Business Models in New Orleans Voodoo” in S. Striffler & T. Adams eds. Working in the Big Easy: The History and Politics of Labor in New Orleans, From Slavery to Post-Katrina. University of New Orleans Press (under contract).