Monica Miller, Ph.D.
Dr. Monica R. Miller is Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of Religious Studies at Lewis & Clark College where her research focuses on the intersections of religion & material/popular culture and author of Religion and Hip Hop (Routledge August 2012).
Miller currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow with The Institute for Humanist Studies (Washington, DC) and is co-chair of a new AAR consultation entitled Critical Approaches to the Study of Hip Hop and Religion. Miller is also principal investigator of a large scale survey project in Portland, Oregon which explores religion in youth culture. She is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, and is currently at work on a second book.
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Posts by Monica Miller, Ph.D.:
The Devil Made Me Do It! Tales I Learned From Childhood
November 5th, 2012
Settling The Score Between The Sacred and Profane
September 24th, 2012
Using the Devil to Discipline “The Devil made me do it” is one of my favorite sayings from childhood. I grew up utilizing and reiterating this popular slogan that I learned oh so well in black church culture. More [...]
Religion and hip hop? Gangster rapper Snoop Dogg is now Rastafarianism – his new name: Snoop Lion. Rick Ross proclaims that God Forgives, I Don’t and Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Frank Ocean declare that there is No Church [...]