Introducing new co-convenor Maha Marouan, an Associate professor of African American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her research engages the intersections of race, gender, and religion in African Diaspora communities. Her publications include Witches, Goddesses and Angry Spirits: The Politics of Spiritual Liberation in African Diaspora Women’s Fiction (Ohio State University Press, 2013), a co-edited volume on Race and Displacement (University of Alabama Press, 2013), and a documentary entitled Voices of Muslim Women in the US South (Women Make Movies, 2014). In addition to her affiliations with the WC, Maha is the founder of the African Diaspora Religions Group at the American Academy of Religion. She is a founding member of the United Nations Faith & Feminism Group and a co-director of the African Feminist Initiative.
Meet our New Co-Convenor, Maha Marouan