Justine Bakker

Justine Bakker is a doctoral student in the Department of Religion at Rice University. She’s currently working on her dissertation, a project that will engage Ellen Gallagher, M. NourbeSe Philip, Zora Neale Hurston, and Ishmael Reed in an effort to rethink the categories of “the human” and “religion” in the field of Religious Studies.


Contributions by Justine Bakker


Blended/ing Religion

Margarita Simon Guillory’s interview presents me with an opportunity to revisit a major question in the study of African American religion(s). That is: How do we name and theorize the practice of combining different belief systems to create a unique new religion?