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Marcelitte FaillaVisiting Assistant Professor

Marcelitte Failla is a Black and biracial scholar whose interests lie at intersections of Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Black Religion. Her current research investigates how Black women and femmes employ African diasporic religions for manifestation, healing, and protection from anti-Blackness. Marcelitte is a Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.

As a practitioner of Ifá and Hoodoo, Marcelitte often holds ceremonial space in academic and community settings. Marcelitte has articles in the Black Scholar,The Journal of Religion and Culture at Concordia University, and Liturgy. She is also the recipient of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Marcelitte currently lives with her partner and three cats in Atlanta, GA.