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.