Emily D. Crews
Coordinator for the REL Undergraduate Research Symposium
- 209 Manly Hall
- (205) 348-8685
Emily is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Her dissertation project, now nearing completion, traces the relationship between movement and identity formation in the context of Nigerian immigration to the United States, exploring the ways in which Pentecostalism conditions, and is conditioned by, the attempts of people to make themselves feel “at home” in a foreign culture. Her teaching interests are broad, but focus mostly on such areas as migration, gender, sexuality, and the body, as well as religions in the African diaspora.
Emily teaches sections of REL 105 Honors Introduction to the Study of Religion as well as the REL 360 course, devoted to religion and pop culture.