Juan Floyd-Thomas

Associate Professor of African American Religious History, Vanderbilt Divinity School


Juan M. Floyd-Thomas is Associate Professor of African American Religious History at Vanderbilt Divinity School. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of racial identity, religion, popular culture, and political activism in American society. Floyd-Thomas is author of The Origins of Black Humanism (2008) and Liberating Black Church History (2014) as well as co-author of Black Church Studies: An Introduction (2007) and The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture (2016). He is currently working on two book-length projects: an edited volume on religious issues during the age of Obama as well as a history of Black religion in Harlem.