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Adam McGee

African American Studies, with a primary field in Religion

Adam McGee is a doctoral candidate in African and African American Studies.  His dissertation examines how representations of voodoo in American popular culture (including film, television, literature, and advertising) help to perpetuate anti-black racist beliefs.  An interdisciplinary work, it finds productive intersections between cultural studies, religious studies, and gender and sexuality studies.

In addition to his cultural studies work, Adam has written extensively about the religious practices and beliefs of Haitian Vodou.  Adam has been published in Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, Dreaming: Journal of the Association for the Study of Dreams, and The Journal of Haitian Studies.  His work will soon appear in Gemini and the Sacred: Twins and Twinship in Religion and Myth (I.B. Taurus Press).  
Adam was the 2012-13 Derek Bok Departmental Teaching Fellow for the Department of African and African American Studies.  In addition, he is on the Graduate Tutorial Board for the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality.  He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, an A.M. in African and African American Studies from Harvard University, and an Honors B.A. in English from the University of Delaware.