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Black Girls Fly: Ruminations on Religion, Race, and Technology

LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

April 10, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · Green Hall 0-S-6

Center for Culture, Society and Religion

LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant is Professor of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, where she serves as the Director of the Sonja Haynes Stone Director for Black Culture and History. She will be in conversation with Princeton University Graduate Student Ariyanne Colston.

Whether investigating practices of specific communities, exploring cultural production at the popular level, considering the impact of new technologies, or creating documentary shorts, critical to Dr. Manigault-Bryant’s research and teaching are explorations of how Black women throughout the Diaspora engage religion and spirituality to navigate the contours of life. Her research straddles the disciplines of religion, anthropology, art, music, and media. A proud native of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, she wholly and critically grapples with the profound questions that inform our understandings of gender, race, culture, and religious expression. She navigates the academy as a scholar-artist, and actively merges her life as an intellectual, musician and filmmaker, including especially her work as founder of ConjureGirlBlue Productions, a small media company specializing in nonfiction storytelling.

This event is part of the Religion and the Public Conversation series. The theme for the 2022-2023 year is “Religion and Technology: From Codex to Coding.”

This conversation will be livestreamed. Please register to attend the live webinar.

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