Dr. Erika Gault is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies with a Ph.D. in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Erika Gault’s scholarly work focuses on the intersection of religious history, technology, and urban black life in post-industrial America.On the topic of hip hop, religion, and digital ethnography she has delivered and published a number of papers regionally, nationally, and internationally.
She is an ordained elder at Elim Christian Fellowship and an award winning slam poet. She is currently working on her first book project titled No Matter What They Think of Me: Black Millenials, Hip Hop and the New Black Church and a co-edited volume entitled You Gon' Learn Today: The Aesthetics of Christians in Hip Hop.
Ph.D., 2013, American Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., 2006, Religion, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
B.A., 2004, Interdisciplinary Studies, New York University
Research Interests: hip hop and religion, African American religious history, Black millennials, digital ethnography and new trends in Black churches