James Howard Hill Jr.

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James is a doctoral student in American Religions. Before coming to Northwestern, he earned an MTS in Social Ethics (Moral Theology) and Culture from Southern Methodist University. His research engages the themes of religion, necropolitics, race, and popular culture in the Americas and throughout Atlantic geographies. Besides his own dissertation research on the poetics of Malcolm X’s Black Muslim performance at the height of Global Cold War tensions, James is also working on a project analyzing the constitutive relationship between Black religion and the phenomenon of phonoaesthesia in Black popular music.