Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, United States
Richard Brent Turner received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Boston University.
91 University Place, Princeton, NJ, United States
Richard Brent Turner got a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University.
Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Richard Brent Turner attended Harvard University.
(The involvement of black Americans with Islam reaches bac...)
The involvement of black Americans with Islam reaches back to the earliest days of the African presence in North America. Part I of the book explores these roots in the Middle East, West Africa, and antebellum America. Part II tells the story of the "Prophets of the City" - the leaders of the new urban-based African American Muslim" movements in the 20th century. Turner places the study of Islam in the context of the racial, ethical, and political relations that influenced the reception of successive presentations of Islam, including the West African Islam of slaves, the Ahmadiyya Movement from India, the orthodox Sunni practice of later immigrants, and the Nation of Islam.
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An examination of the musical, religious, and political landscape of black New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina, this revised edition looks at how these factors play out in a new millennium of global apartheid. Richard Brent Turner explores the history and contemporary significance of second lines - the group of dancers who follow the first procession of church and club members, brass bands, and grand marshals in black New Orleans's jazz street parades.
Richard Brent Turner received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Boston University. He got a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton University. Richard also attended Harvard University.
Turner began his career in 1977 as a High School Teacher at Boston Public Schools. For a year he served as a tutor of Summer Program for New Students at Princeton University. From 1986 to 1996 Richard was an Assistant Professor and Lecturer in the Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. He became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology, Xavier University of Louisiana, in 1996, and later was promoted to an Associate Professor at DePaul University. For eight years Turner held the position of Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. From 2001 to 2005 he was Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Iowa. Since 2010 Richard has held the position of a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, the African-American Studies Program and International Programs at the University of Iowa. He also served as Chair of African-American Studies Program at the same univesity.
Richard Brent Turner also served as Acting DEO of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa, Visiting Professor at George Washington University and Fellow at Harvard University.
Turner wrote two books. His latest work Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans, New Edition: After Hurricane Katrina was published in 2016.
Richard served as a contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including the Muslim World, Journal of Ritual Studies, Journal of Religious Thought, Religion Today, and Black Perspective in Music.
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(The involvement of black Americans with Islam reaches bac...)1997
Turner's research program focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary African-American religious history and African diaspora religions in the Black Atlantic world. He is especially interested in the following areas: Islam in the United States; religion and music in New Orleans, before and after Hurricane Katrina; Vodou in the United States and Haiti; interactions between African-American religion and popular music - jazz, soul, and hip hop; black nationalism and religion; African-American religion and human rights; ethnography; urban religious experience; and globalization and transnationalism.
Richard Brent Turner is a member of the American Academy of Religion and College Theological Society.