DeAnna M. Daniels

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DeAnna Monique Daniels is a doctoral candidate in the African American Religion concentration at Rice University. DeAnna earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. In 2013, she earned a Master of Divinity and, in 2014, a Master of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. In 2015, she earned a Master of Arts in American Studies with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. While studying at Lehigh University, she received a Strohl Grant and Award for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2020, she earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Rice University.  DeAnna is the 2022-23 Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE) Doctoral Fellow. She also received the 2022 Honorary Dissertation Fellowship from the Louisville Institute. DeAnna’s current research interests include Black religion, the intersections of gender, sexuality, Black speculative fiction and horror, visual culture, and art. She is also interested in critical theory and cultural studies.