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Brandi Hughes

Assistant Professor

Office Location(s): 2518 Haven Hall
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:45PM-6:45PM
Phone: 734.647.4873

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of American Culture
  • Fields of Study
    • North American religion, African American religious and intellectual history in the 20th century
  • About


    Brandi Hughes received her PhD from Yale University in the fall of 2009. Her research concerns African American religious and intellectual history across the turn of the twentieth century, and she is completing a manuscript project that studies the entanglements of evangelical nationalism and diaspora in African American missions to colonial Africa. Her dissertation, Middle Passages: African America and the Missionary Movement in West Africa, was supported by fellowships and grants from the Carter G. Woodson Institute (UVA), the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the MacMillan Center for International and Areas Studies at Yale. Hughes is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford and will join the Department of History and the Program in American Culture in the fall of 2010.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Yale University, 2009