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Yvonne Chireau

Peggy Chan Professor of Black Studies



  2. Phone: (610) 328-8041
  3. Pearson Hall 206
Yvonne Chireau, Professor of Religion

Education and Background

B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
Ph.D., Princeton University

Interests and Current Research

The Academic Hoodoo
African-based religions in the United States
Religion and Healing
Religion and Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels


2003. Black Magic: African American Religion and Conjuring Tradition. University of California Press.

1999. With Nathaniel Deutsch. Black Zion: African American Religious Encounters with Judaism. Oxford University Press.


Religion in America
African American Religions
Folk and Popular Religions
Women and Religion
Black Women's Spirituality
Religion and Food
From Vodun to Voodoo
World Religions