Professor (AAS/Religious Studies)
431 Gibson Hall
Ashon Crawley is Professor of Religious Studies and African American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. Professor Crawley works in the areas of black studies, queer theory, sound studies, theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies. His first book project, Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (Fordham University Press) investigates alternative modes of sociality present in the aesthetics practices of Black Pentecostalism. His second book, The Lonely Letters (Duke University Press), explores the relationships between blackness, quantum mechanics, mysticism, and love. He is currently at work on two books about the Hammond B3 organ, the Black Church and sexuality.