Todne Thomas

Todne Thomas

On Leave 2019-2020 Academic Year
Assistant Professor of African American Religions (HDS)
Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study)
Todne Thomas
BA, Cornell University
MA, PhD, University of Virginia
 

Todne Thomas, PhD, is a socio-cultural anthropologist and Assistant Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School. In collaboration with Afro-Caribbean and African American congregants, Thomas conducts ethnographic research on the racial, spatial, and familial dynamics of black Christian communities in the U.S. Conceptually, her work integrates critical race and kinship theories to understand the racial and moral scripts of evangelicalism and neoliberalism.

She has authored peer-reviewed articles for the Journal of Africana ReligionsAnthropology and Humanism, and the Journal of African American Studies. She has also co-edited New Directions in Spiritual Kinship: Sacred Ties across the Abrahamic Religions (2017) with Asiya Malik and Rose Wellman.

Her current research examines the familial and spiritual experiences of black evangelicals and the neoliberal displacement of black sacred space.

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Divinity Hall 306
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-998-5387

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