African Religions, Social Realities is a series dedicated to rigorous research attuned to how religious sensibilities shape, inform, and transform African lived experiences. The series focuses on the embeddedness of religious beliefs in material conditions and transformations—in ethical practices, gender negotiations, economic activities, political expressions, justice work, and other spheres. These books will reject narrow framings of religion in all senses—confessional, disciplinary, secularist, and geographical. This series also seeks to expand our understanding of African diasporas and religious connectivities in regions that have received less focus than the well-studied Atlantic world: namely, the Mediterranean, Middle East, Northern Africa, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Asia, and the Pacific.
We welcome proposals from any discipline and across disciplines, including those that bridge language divides. This series has also been conceived to confront inequalities stemming from knowledge production centered in the West that tends to preclude scholars in the Global South, women, and early-career authors.
The series editors are especially eager to receive book proposals that reflect global crises and urgent humanitarian priorities as they intersect with religions: inequality, justice mobilizations, death, care, food and water, race, and labor. Other themes may include but are not limited to traditional and neotraditional belief systems, transoceanic and diasporic religious movements, interreligious relations, gender, sexuality, and reformism. Theological studies narrowly defined, textual exegesis, and translations may be considered but must clearly demonstrate fit with the series aims.
Inquiries about both completed manuscripts and projects in progress are welcome. Please contact acquisitions editor Rick Huard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joel Cabrita, Stanford University
Damaris Parsitau, Egerton University
Zakia Salime, Rutgers University
Shobana Shankar, Stony Brook University