Dr. Erika Gault is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies with a Ph.D. in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Erika Gault’s scholarly work focuses on the intersection of religious history, technology, and urban black life in post-industrial America. On the topic of hip hop, religion, and digital ethnography she has delivered and published a number of papers regionally, nationally, and internationally.
She is currently working on her first book project titled No Matter What They Think of Me: Black Millennials, Hip Hop and the New Black Church and a co-edited volume entitled You Gon' Learn Today: The Aesthetics of Christians in Hip Hop.
Research Interests: hip hop and religion, African American religious history, Black millennials, digital ethnography and new trends in Black churches