Monica Miller

Monica R. Miller is Assistant Professor of Religion and Africana Studies at Lehigh University and, among other publications, author of Religion and Hip Hop (Routledge, 2012). Miller currently serves as a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Humanist Studies; is Co-Chair and Founder of Critical Approaches to the Study of Hip Hop and Religion Group (American Academy of Religion); Principal Investigator of a large-scale survey project entitled “Remaking Religion,” which examines changing patterns of religion and irreligion in youth culture in Portland, Oregon; and is a member of the Culture on the Edge scholarly collective (University of Alabama). Miller is co-author of the forthcoming volume, Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain with Dr. Anthony B. Pinn and rapper Bun B (Bloomsbury Press), as well as an edited volume on identity, Claiming Identity in the Study of Religion (Equinox, 2014). Her work has been featured in a host of regional and national print, radio, live video, and TV news outlets, including NPR, The Washington Post, The Oregonian, Left of Black, and the Huffington Post Live. She has presented her research at colleges, universities, and conferences throughout the US, Cuba and Canada. Miller writes for the Huffington Post,, and the Culture on the Edge Scholarly Collective.


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