De'Anna Daniels is a doctoral student in the African-American Religion concentration in the Department of Religion at Rice University. De'Anna earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Alma College in Alma, Michigan. In 2013, she earned a Master of Divinity and in 2014, a Master of Theology from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. In 2016, she earned a Master of Arts in American Studies, with a graduate certificate in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. While studying at Lehigh University, she received a Strohl Grant and Award for Research Excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences. DeAnna Daniels’s research interests include Black religion, the intersections of Hip-Hop, Womanism, and gender, Black speculative fiction, visual culture, and art. She is also interested in critical race theory and cultural studies.

Research Areas

African American Religion


M.A., Lehigh University

Th.M., Union Presbyterian Seminary

M.Div., Union Presbyterian Seminary

B.A., Alma College


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