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Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh (M.Div. and Ph.D. Emory University) is an Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies department at Stanford University. A historian of African-American religion, her teaching and research examine the religiosity of enslaved people in the South, religion in the African Atlantic, and women’s religious histories. Her book The Souls of Womenfolk: The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South (UNC Press, 2021) is a gendered history of enslaved people’s religiosity from the colonial period to the onset of the Civil War.  She is currently at work on a second project that traces the gendered, racialized history of phenomena termed “witchcraft” in the United States.


Remembering a Giant

This week, the Political Theology Network remembers and mourns the passing of Dr. Albert Raboteau (1943-2021).