Justine M. Bakker is a Ph.D. candidate in the African American Religion concentration at Rice University. She earned a BA in European Studies (2010) and Religious Studies (2011) from the University of Amsterdam, where she subsequently also completed the two-year research master program in Religious Studies (2013). Justine has contributed a chapter to the anthology Esotericism, Gnosticism and Mysticism in the African American Religious Experience (Brill, 2014) on secrecy in Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam. She has also presented several papers at academic conferences, contributed to encyclopedias, and published booknotes and -reviews for Correspondences and Religious Studies Review (RSR). Justine was awarded a certificate in critical and cultural theory through Rice’s 3CT program. Her research interests include contemporary African American religion, esotericisms, theories of the (post) human, and (black) critical theory.
M.A. Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam, UvA, 2013
B.A. Religious Studies, UvA, 2011
B.A. European Studies, UvA, 2010