We here at the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change are pleased to announce that the Society for the Study of Black Religion inducted into this prestigious society Hooks Scholar in Residence, Dr. Andre E. Johnson and Hooks Fellows, Dr. Earle J. Fisher and Michael Brandon McCormick at their annual meeting, held virtually, on April 23, 2021. Johnson and Fisher were nominated by Dr. Melva Sampson, Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology at Wake Forest University and McCormick was nominated by Dr. Michele Watkins, Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of San Diego. Hooks Fellow AnneMarie Mingo was also in attendance and is a member of the society.
The Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR) is the oldest scholarly society dedicated to the study and production of knowledge about the broad diaspora of Black religion. Founded in 1970, the Society for the Study of Black Religion’s (SSBR) mission is to engage in scholarly research and discussion about the religious experience of Black people, to publish reports of its discussions and research; and to encourage the teaching and discussion of the Black religious experience in the curricula of college or university departments of religion and theological seminaries.