African Religions, Social Realities

Series Editors

Joel Cabrita
Stanford University

Damaris Parsitau
Egerton University

Zakia Salime
Rutgers University

Shobana Shankar
Stony Brook University


Series Board

Cheikh Babou
University of Pennsylvania

Aomar Boum
University of California, Los Angeles

Serawit B. Debele
Bayreuth University

Natasha Erlank
University of Johannesburg

Mara Leichtman
Michigan State University

Devaka Premawardhana
Emory University

Abdulkader Tayob
University of Cape Town

African Religions, Social Realities is a new series dedicated to rigorous research attuned to how religious sensibilities shape, inform, and transform African lived experiences. The series focuses on the embeddedness of religious beliefs in material conditions and transformations—in ethical practices, gender negotiations, economic activities, political expressions, justice work, and other spheres. These books will reject narrow framings of religion in all senses—confessional, disciplinary, secularist, and geographical. This series also seeks to expand our understanding of African diasporas and religious connectivities in regions that have received less focus than the well-studied Atlantic world: namely, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Northern Africa, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Asia, and the Pacific.

We welcome proposals from any discipline and across disciplines, including those that bridge language divides. This series has also been conceived to confront inequalities stemming from knowledge production centered in the West that tends to preclude scholars in the Global South, women, and early-career authors.

The series editors are especially eager to receive book proposals that reflect global crises and urgent humanitarian priorities as they intersect with religions: inequality, justice mobilizations, death, care, food and water, race, and labor. Other themes may include but are not limited to traditional and neotraditional belief systems, transoceanic and diasporic religious movements, interreligious relations, gender, sexuality, and reformism. Theological studies narrowly defined, textual exegesis, and translations may be considered but must clearly demonstrate fit with the series aims.

Inquiries about both completed manuscripts and projects in progress are welcome. Please contact Rick Huard at [email protected].