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William David Hart

University of North Carolina Greensboro

William David Hart (PhD, Princeton University, 1994) is professor of religious studies and department head at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Hart is a “critical theorist of religion” whose interests include the construction of religion and its ethical-political uses.  He is the author of three books:  Edward Said and the Religious Effects of Culture (Cambridge, 2000), Black Religion: Malcolm X, Julius Lester, and Jan Willis (Palgrave, 2008), and Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion (2011). Hart is an affiliate of the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program.