I study the intersection of rhetoric, race, and religion. Grounded in an interdisciplinary understanding of scholarship, I study African American public address and rhetorical criticism, prophetic rhetoric, and rhetorical theology along with political rhetoric, homiletics, critical race theory, and religious and hip-hop studies. It finds a home in both the historical and contemporary. While I have an eclectic research agenda, I primarily focus on the areas below. To download articles and book chapters, click here.
No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. University Press of Mississippi (2020).
Winner of the National Communication Association African American Communication and Culture Division Outstanding Book Award (2021)
Winner of the Religious Communication Association Book of the Year Award (2021)
"Taking the Inward Journey: Prophetic Rhetoric’s Listening Function." Listening: A Journal of Communication, Ethics, Religion, and Culture. 2020