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Tracey E. Hucks

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  • Suzanne Young Murray Professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; and Victor S. Thomas Professor of Africana Religious Studies, Harvard Divinity School
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Tracey E. Hucks is a Suzanne Young Murray Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute and the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Africana Religious Studies at Harvard Divinity School.

A nationally known and esteemed scholar of Africana studies and American religious history, Hucks has served most recently as provost and dean of the faculty at Colgate University, where she was the James A. Storing Professor of Religion and Africana and Latin American Studies. She is the author of Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism (University of New Mexico Press, 2012) and Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trinidad, Volume 1, Obeah: Africans in the White Colonial Imagination (Duke University Press, 2022).

Hucks is a graduate of Colgate University, was a resident graduate scholar at Obafemi Awolowo University, in Nigeria, and earned her AM and PhD from Harvard University in 1998. In addition to her numerous awards, fellowships, and distinctions, she has also served as an elected member of the program committee of the American Academy of Religion and is currently a member of the Haverford College Corporation.

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