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Dr. Renee K. Harrison

Assistant Professor of African American
and U.S. Religious History
Renee K. Harrison is assistant professor of African American and U.S. Religious History at the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). She joined the faculty in the fall of 2010, having previously served as assistant professor of African American Religious Practices and Culture at Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio.

She also served as visiting assistant professor and interim director of Black Church Studies at Candler School of Theology, after completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Religious Practices and Practical Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Harrison's research interests include: an interdisciplinary and interfaith approach to African American religious history and culture; early American religious history; black feminist/womanist thought; aesthetic theory and the arts; phenomenology; and rituals of healing and resistance. Harrison is the recipient of various awards, grants, and fellowships, and a member of noted academic guilds where she serves on several committees.

She is the author of Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Currently, she is working on two publications: one focuses on rituals and healing strategies for women in crisis across the globe and the other delves into the legacy and voices of former enslaved Africans who built our nation's capital. A native of Los Angeles, California, Harrison is a former 11-year Los Angeles Police Officer and a former executive director of A Leap of Faith Productions, a non-profit community-based theatre company in Los Angeles. She is an artist, poet, and playwright.

She earned her Bachelor of Arts from California State University Northridge; Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Religious Education (with honors) from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University.
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