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CO-SPONSORED SESSION: Afro-American Religious History Unit and Religion and Sexuality Unit

Call for Proposals

We seek papers on African-American religion and so called “illicit” practices, specifically: 

  • Black religious communities, carceral systems, and the (de)criminalization of recreational substance use; 
  • Histories of African-American religion and narcotic use, broadly configured (ritual, recreational, medicinal, etc.); 
  • Black religious communities and religious activism in relation to the history of other practices criminalized or deemed illicit, especially sex work, pornography, and other practices related to religion and sexuality. 



Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection