Chair of Strategic Planning
Meredith F. Coleman-Tobias is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion, Emory University. In the American Religious Cultures course of study, her research interests consider Caribbean and North American iterations of African Atlantic religious cultures. She is specifically interested in the ritual diaspora of two Burkinabé spiritual leaders. Investigating their "reverse mission" in Western countries, she interrogates African and non-African descendants intentional practice of Dagara spirituality. Meredith earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in 2006 and the Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 2009.