K. Merinda Simmons

K. Merinda Simmons K. Merinda Simmons is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama. Her books include *Changing the Subject: Writing Women across the African Diaspora* (Ohio State UP, 2014), *The Trouble with Post-Blackness* (co-edited with Houston A. Baker, Jr., Columbia UP, 2015) and *Race and Displacement* (co-edited with Maha Marouan, U of Alabama P, 2013). She is working on a monograph entitled *Sourcing Slave Religion: Theorizing Experience in the American South,* as well as two co-authored books: *Race and New Modernisms* (contracted with Bloomsbury Academic) and *Gender: A Critical Primer* (contracted with Equinox Publishing). She is the editor of the book series *Concepts in the Study of Religion: Critical Primers* and is a member of the collaborative research group Culture on the Edge.

Contributions by K. Merinda Simmons

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Reinventing Graduate Education in the Study of Religion

We spend a lot of time on the Religious Studies Project discussing Religious Studies as a discipline or field of study, what it means to study 'religion' with or without quotation marks, and what exactly it is that the critical, scholarly study of societal discourses surrounding 'religion' might have to offer. However, ...

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Identity or Identification?

Identity or Identification? In this second podcast for Identities? Week, the Culture on the Edge group address the issue of religious identity. Is our identity – cultural, religious or other – something which causes us to act, or something which we choose to mobilise in certain circumstances? And what part do scholars have in reifying these discourses?

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