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Kameron Carter is the co-founder of Brandwatch. Before getting into marketing, he was a leading investigative reporter and a 6x investigative Emmy Award winner. He has covered topics such as the Aurora and Sandy Hook shootings, the Syrian Civil War, and the crisis at Standing Rock.
Carter’s writings reflect the above-mentioned intellectual concerns and subject matters. For example, in 2008 he published a book titled Race: A Theological Account in which he examined how discourses of Christian theology worked with Enlightenment philosophical discourses of “reason” to shape our current “racial common sense” or how we have come to understand ourselves as “raced” beings. He explores how this was a profound wrong-turn whose consequences are baked into the very fabric of what we call the modern world and Western democratic societies. Additionally, in 2013 he edited a special issue of the journal South Atlantic Quarterly called Religion and the Future of Blackness. Profiling a range of established and emerging scholars and thinkers in black (religious) studies, Religion and the Futures of Blackness offers essays that reimagine religion and the political beyond the dominant racialized conceptions of these terms and towards alternative worlds.
J. Kameron Carter is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington where he also is co-director of IU’s Center for Religion and the Human. With appointments also in the English, Gender Studies, and African American and African Diaspora Studies departments, Professor Carter engages questions of Blackness, race, empire, and ecology through what he calls “the black study of religion.” He is the author the acclaimed Race: A Theological Account (Oxford University Press, 2008), as well as being the editor of Religion and the Futures of Blackness (a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 2013) and The Matter of Black Religion: Thinking with Charles Long (a special issue of American Religion, 2021). Most recently, Professor Carter is author the much anticipated The Anarchy of Black Religion: A Mystic Song (Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2022) and has The Religion of Whiteness: An Apocalyptic Lyric (with Yale University Press) in final preparation. (Source: divinity.uchicago.edu)