5:15pm EST February 19

Black History Month: Hidden Histories - Dr. Biko Mandela Gray

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Hosted by the Syracuse Orange Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

Dr. Biko Mandela Gray
Assistant Professor of Religion, Syracuse University

Dr. Biko Mandela Gray is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University’s College of Arts & Sciences. He writes, teaches, and thinks about the relationship between philosophy, religion, blackness, and social life and social justice.

Dr. Gray’s work operates at the nexus and interplay between continental philosophy of religion and theories and methods in African American religion. His research is primarily on the connection between race, subjectivity, religion, and embodiment, exploring how these four categories play on one another in the concrete space of human experience. He also is interested in the religious implications of social justice movements. He is currently working on a book project that explores how contemporary racial justice movements, like Blacklivesmatter, demonstrate new ways of theorizing the connection between embodiment, religion, and subjectivity.

Dr. Gray holds a Ph.D. and MA from Rice University, a MTS from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a BA from Xavier University of Louisiana.

When he is not writing or teaching, Dr. Gray is hanging out with his partner, watching anime, or playing video games. 

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