DeAnna M. Daniels


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. DeAnna is the 2019-20 Civic Humanist Fellow in Arts and Cultural Heritage through Rice’s Humanities Research Center. Current research interests include Black religion, the intersections gender, sexuality,  Black speculative fiction and horror, visual culture, and art. She is also interested in critical race theory and cultural studies.