Ashley Coleman Taylor, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. As an interdisciplinary ethnographer of circum-Caribbean descent, she specializes in the intersecting lived experiences of embodiment, Black genders, and Africana religions in Puerto Rico and her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. Her book-in-progress is tentatively titled Majestad Negra: Race, Class, Gender and Religious Experience in the Puerto Rican Imaginary. It is an intersectional Black feminist approach to race, class, gender, and coloniality in Puerto Rico. The manuscript was a finalist for the University of Illinois/National Women’s Studies Association First Book Prize.


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