Courtney Rabada is a doctoral candidate in American Religions. Her research interests include contemporary American religions, feminist theory, gender/sexuality, and ethnography. Her work focuses on the role of Audre Lorde as a devotional figure and the ways in which Black feminist theory informs and impacts the study of religion in the United States. She earned her B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington in English Literature and her M.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Religious Studies. Her advisor is Robert Orsi.