Hassan Xavier Henderson-Lott is a first-year doctoral student in the African-American Religion concentration in the Department of Religion at Rice University. Hassan earned his B.A. in Religion from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019 he earned a Master of Divinity, with a concentration in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. While at Union, Hassan was a graduate research fellow at the Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice at Columbia University. Hassan’s research interests include comparative literary studies, film, queer, disability studies and black feminist discourse. He is also interested in critical race theory, rhetoric, and cultural studies.