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Julia Robinson Moore (Ph.D., Michigan State University) joined the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte in 2005. She teaches courses in African American Religion, Religions of the African Diaspora, and racial violence in America. Her first book titled, Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Reverend Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit explores how Bradby’s church became the catalyst for economic empowerment, community-building, and the formation of an urban African American working class in Detroit. Her second book project, Overcoming Race in the Faith: Black Presbyterians in the New South City of Charlotte speaks to complexities of black and white race relations in the New South through the sacred context of the Presbyterian Church.
Lecture, Senior Scholars at Queens,”The Violent Intersection of Race and Religion in America,”January 13, 2017
NPR Discussion with Mike Collins and Rev. Dr. Rodney Sadler on my book, Race, Religion, and the Pulpit – Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit, January 18, 2017 at 9:00 am
Lecture, Novant Presbyterian Medical Center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Service, Charlotte, NC, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 am
Lecture, “Personally Speaking” Published Author Series, on my book, Race, Religion, and the Pulpit – Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit, January 24, 2017
NPR Discussion with Tim Funk, religion writer for The Observer and Kris Norris, Baptist pastor and author of Kingdom Politics: In Search of a New Political Imagination for Today’s Church, August 25, 2016.
My teaching areas are as follows: African American Religious History to 1865, 20th Century African American History, African American Religious History 1865 to the Present, Modern Civil Rights Movement, Myth and Ritual, Religions of the African Diaspora (Santeria, Voodoo, etc.), Critical Race Theory and Religion, Violence and Religion, Studies in Mimetic Theory, and Racial Violence in America.
Trained as a historian, I am interested in investigating the intersections of race, religion, and violence within American culture. Specifically, I address the ways in which historical contexts in America’s racial history have often shaped religious ideology, racialized identities, and provoked events of racialized violence.