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Religious Studies, Race, and Justice

In a new initiative, the Religious Studies Program is gathering resources
related to the engagement of religious studies (as a field) with race,
diversity, and justice issues. Here is a preliminary collection of


Blum, Edward J., Tracy Fessenden, Prema Kurien, and Judith Weisenfeld,
eds. (2009) “Forum: American Religion and ‘Whiteness.’” *Religion and
American Culture*. 19, no.1. (Winter): 1-35. DOI: 10.1525/rac.2009.19.1.1

Blum, Edward J., and Paul Harvey. (2014) *The Color of Christ: The Son of
God and the Saga of Race in America*. Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press.

Beliso-De Jesús, Aisha M. (2018) “Confounded Identities: A Meditation on
Race, Feminism, and Religious Studies in Times of White Supremacy.”*
Journal of the American Academy of Religion*. Vol. 86, no. 1 (June):

Dutta, Mohan J. (2020) Whiteness, internationalization, and erasure:
decolonizing futures from the Global South, Communication and
Critical/Cultural Studies, 17:2, 228-235, DOI: 10.1080/14791420.2020.1770825

Flores, Lisa A. & Logan Rae Gomez (2020) Disciplinary containment:
whiteness and the academic scarcity narrative, Communication and
Critical/Cultural Studies, 17:2, 236-242, DOI: 10.1080/14791420.2020.1770818

Gerbner, Katharine. (2018) *Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the
Protestant Atlantic World*. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Harvey, Paul, and Kathryn Gin Lum, eds. *The Oxford Handbook of Religion
and Race in America*. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Johnson, Sylvester A., and Edward E. Curtis, eds. (2015) “Roundtable: Black
Lives Matter? Africana Religious Responses to State Violence.” *Journal of
Africana Religion* 3, no. 4 (October): 442-515.

Nye, Malory. (2019) “Race and Religion: Postcolonial Formations of Power
and Whiteness.” *Method and Theory in the Study of Religion*. 31, no. 3.
(June): 210-237.

Joshi, Khyati Y. (2020) White Christian Privilege: *The Illusion of
Religious Equality in America*. New York: New York University Press.

Schneider, Rachel C. and Sohpie Bjork-James. (2020). “Whither Whiteness
and Religion? Implications for Theology and the Study of Religion.” JAAR
88, no. 1 (March): 175-199.

Yukich, Grace, and Penny Edgell, eds. (2020)* Religion is Raced:
Understanding American Religion in the Twenty-First Century*. New York: New
York University Press.

Online Resources

College of Liberal Arts, UMN. Liberal arts expertise around issues of race,
justice, dignity, and respect.

Nye, Malory. (2018) “Whiteness, religion, and modernity.” Religion Bites.
August 28.

“Talking about Race.” National Museum of African American History and

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

UMN Racial Justice Resources

Penny Edgell, “Learning About and Resisting Racism: Some Resources”

Sarah Bellamy talks with Black Panther activist Erika Huggins (20 minutes)