Beginning the fall of 2016, I will begin my first year in the American Religions PhD program at Northwestern University. An alumni of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where I graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Master’s degree in Theological Studies, my research seeks to engage the intersection of race, religion, and necropower in the Americas and throughout Atlantic Geographies (Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas.) Central to my research is the fundamental role religion plays in enabling necropolitical state violence, in particular, the manner in which the apparatus of both national and state governments rely on the racialized ethos embedded within certain modalities of U.S. Protestantism to consolidate and further neoliberal, colonial, and imperial relations of power throughout the Americas. I am also interested in the decolonial potential of interfaith dialogue and how such transnational alliances work over and against necropolitical forces of statecraft.
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