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Marlon Millner

Marlon Millner is a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University in religious studies (field specialty of theological studies). Marlon works at the intersection of political and constructive theology, African-American and black diaspora studies, and contemporary theory. Broadly, he is interested in theology's discursive constitution of modernity as anti-blackness, and therefore the black sacred, including expressions of AfroChristianities as excessive to, and not constituted by theology. In particular, Marlon is working towards a dissertation project focused on Pentecostalism as a transnational movement of diaspora, which grounds itself in exile -- human fulfillment beyond a theologically constituted modernity. Pentecostalism offers disruption of the theologically enacted biopolitical formations of race, sex and gender, which presage Pentecostalism's early 20th century emergence, and reveals blackness as the out-of-nothing which Pentecostals enflesh. Marlon earned an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from Morehouse College. He blogs at, or follow him on Twitter @MarlonMillner. His advisor is Sylvester Johnson.
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