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Vincent L. Wimbush, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized scholar of religion, intellectual leader, and academic gadfly, with more than thirty years of advanced graduate-level teaching and research experience. He is author/editor of more than twelve books, including White Men’s Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery; MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference; Theorizing Scriptures; and African Americans and the Bible; and scores of articles and essays. He is founding director of The Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS) ( In this episode, Dr. Wimbush discusses ways we can flip our understanding of the scriptural text and apply it to our everyday life. He also discusses his teaching and research interests which focuses on the trans-disciplinary and comparative study of “scriptures” as a sharp wedge for critical research and theorizing in the politics of language, social formation, consciousness, and orientation.

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