Online Essays

Tuning the Religio-Racial Mind,” in Out There: Perspectives on the Study of Black Metaphysical Religions on The Immanent Frame, March 25, 2022

Black Religions in the American Public Square,” in Faith and the American Insurrection, Berkley Forum, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, February 3, 2021

Space, Place,” in A Universe of Terms on The Immanent Frame, February 28, 2020

For His People: James H. Cone and Black Theology,” Black Perspectives, September 3, 2018

Writing a New History of Black Religion: An Author’s Response” to the Online Roundtable on New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration on Black Perspectives, September 30, 2017

The Spirit of Black Modernism,” Public Books, April 27, 2017
Review of Josef Sorett, Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics (2016)

Religion on Display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture,” Sacred Matters, January 3, 2017

A Dreadful and Improbable Creature: Race, Aesthetics, and the Burdens of Greatness,” Sacred Matters roundtable on The Birth of a Nation at 100, April 21, 2016.

Religious Cultures Under the Radar: Jews of African Descent,Sacred Matters, December 30, 2015

Religion in African American History,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (March 2015)

Post-Racial America? The Tangle of Race, Religion, and Citizenship,” Religion & Politics, October 24, 2012

Happy S. Love,” frequencies: a collaborative genealogy of spirituality, October 26, 2011

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