Proposals Requested for New Book Series on Africana Religions

Pennsylvania State University Press invites proposals for its new book series on Africana Religions.

“The book series will emphasize the translocal nature of Africana religions across national, regional, and hemispheric boundaries,” according to series co-editor Sylvester A. Johnson of Northwestern University,

“We want to publish academic monographs in addition to books designed for classroom use about Africana religious experiences, identities, beliefs, aesthetics, ethics, and institutions,” said Edward E. Curtis IV, co-editor from the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts in Indianapolis. “And we welcome a variety of methods, including archival, theoretical, literary, sociological, and ethnographic approaches.”

The series’ prestigious editorial board includes Afe Adogame of Princeton Theological Seminary, Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Paul Christopher Johnson of the University of Michigan, Elizabeth Pérez of Dartmouth College, Elisha P. Renne of the University of Michigan, and Judith Weisenfeld of Princeton University.

Potential authors should send 3-5 page proposals outlining the intent of the project, its scope, its relation to other work on the topic, and potential audience. Please include one or two sample chapters if available. The proposal and current CV can be sent to the editors at

Book Series Flyer: Africana_Religion_Series

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