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Nicholas Andersen

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nick Andersen is a scholar of race and religion, with expertise in African American and Africana religions and religious ethics. He specializes in the study of how key nineteenth- and twentieth-century anglophone Black thinkers drew upon religious resources as they engaged projects of racial formation and self-fashioning. His current book project, Ethiopia of the Outstretched Arm: Ethiopianism and Redemption in Black Religious Thought, attends to the ways a loose network of African Atlantic intellectuals and activists advanced projects of African redemption and self-determination by appealing to the language and imagery of Psalm 68:31 (KJV): “Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.” Nick earned his PhD in Religious Studies from Brown University in August 2022.