Spencer Dew is Religion Teaching Fellow at Wittenberg University and affiliated faculty at The Ohio State University. His latest book, The Aliites: Race and Law in the Religions of Noble Drew Ali, was the 2020 winner of the Albert J. Raboteau prize from the Journal of Africana Religions.
In the first RSP Remix, Dave McConeghy guides us through recent RSP discussions of fieldwork and its impact on scholarship. This episode features excerpts from conversations with Christopher R. Cotter, Spencer Dew, Liz Bucar, Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada, Robin Veldman, Elizabeth Pérez, and Cristina Rocha.
Complex issues of race, identity, citizenship, sovereignty, and Law come together in this interview with Spencer Dew about the New Religious Movements surrounding Noble Drew Ali and the groups he inspired.