Director of the Institute of African American

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DR. CAROLYN MEDINE, Professor of Religion and the Institute of African American Studies. Her research interests are in Arts, Literature, and Literature, particularly in Southern and African American women's religious experience. She has written extensively on Toni Morrison, Harper Lee, and others. Dr. Medine's research interests also include religion and politics, theory from the classical to the postmodern, and the intersection of classical and modern literature. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and teaches courses on Religion and Literature, African American Religions and Literatures, Religious Theory and Thought, and Women's Spirituality and Writings.


PhD, Virginia

Selected Publications:

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora,  Editors: Carolyn Jones Medine, Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe, and Hans D. Seibel.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.   The volume explores African derived religions in a globalized world and focuses on the continent, on African identity in globalization, and on African religion in cultural change.