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Antavius Franklin

Antavius Franklin (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Theology Department at Fordham University, focusing on Systematic Theology. His research explores the intersection of black religious studies, contemporary southern studies, sound studies, and black studies. More particularly, through an engagement of the work of southern hip hop group Outkast, he contends with the ways in which black sonic and aesthetic practices of the post-civil rights south attend to material realities, cultural production, and religious sensibilities which inform black subject formation in the American South.


A Spirituality of Liberation and The Destruction of Hope

If we are to hope for anything beyond the end of hope, it is in the incommunicable and incommensurable nature that is the moan.