Hassan Xavier Henderson-Lott is an educational entrepreneur, writer, and black studies researcher. Hassan’s work shares in the critical study of practices and relations and intimacies rendered “black religion” and the ways they open up newer, artful styles of (human) existence. He has served as a graduate research associate at Columbia Univerisity’s Center on African American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice (CARSS) and presently serves as a graduate liaison for The Center on Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice University. Hassan holds a B.A. in Religion from Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (2016). In 2019 he earned a Master of Divinity Degree in Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Hassan is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Religion, African American Religion concentration at Rice University where his research engages black religious studies, performance, poetics, and critical theory. He currently serves as a graduate board member on the student advisory committee for the University’s newly installed Center on African and African American Studies (CAAAS).