Monica Miller

Monica Miller

Monica R. Miller is Associate Professor of Religion & Africana Studies and Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Lehigh University. Miller holds research interests in religion/irreligion in youth cultures and popular culture, changing contours of identity and difference, new black religious movements, diasporic mobility in transatlantic context, and theory and method in the academic study of religion. Miller is the author of numerous books and scholarly contributions spanning topics such as social difference in/and religion, transatlantic and diasporic blackness, religion in/and hip hop culture, and social techniques of identity (and, identification) in the study of religion. Some of these include Religion and Hip Hop (Routledge, 2012), The Hip Hop and Religion Reader (Routledge, 2014), Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US, co-edited with Anthony B. Pinn and hip hop artist Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015).

Essays

If we are to attend to, much less celebrate, the difference between the who and the what – as we hope to do in our work – then love may be more trouble than its worth.

Love and Politics, Symposia