Ashon Crawley

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Ashon Crawley is a doctoral student in English at Duke University. Crawley cares about caring for the world, its people and all creatures there.

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Ashon Crawley is a doctoral student in English at Duke University. At Duke, his work focuses on sound and subjectivity, how sound is a resource from which subjectivity is inculcated and how persons struggle against scenes of subjection utilizing sonic worlds. He theorizes how the performance, remembering and recall of music particularly and sound more generally are spatial organizing principles for, as an example, the Underground Railroad. His other research interests are in black religious phenomenology and traditions, particularly Black Pentecostalism in the United States; literary, queer and performance theories; sexuality, gender and body theories; space, place and mappings. He received his Master of Theological Studies degree in May 2007 from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published work in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, The Journal of Theology and Sexuality, Black Theology: An International Journal and in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He has presented research to the Society of Pentecostal Studies, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry and Northwestern University’s Center for Global Culture and Communication. Desiring to be engaged in activist communities, Crawley has worked with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), was a board member of the Newark-Essex Pride Coalition and former member of the Newark Pride Alliance.

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