Da’Von Boyd

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Graduate School Student


115 Prospect Street, Rosenkranz Hall


  • B.A., Political Science (Summa Cum Laude), Morehouse College, 2017
  • Beinecke Scholar 

    Fields of Interest:

    • African American Political Theory
    • Black Feminist Theory
    • Black Religion in Social Movements 


    I aim for my dissertation to assess the political significance of Black religious traditions in shaping the political ideologies, practices, narratives, aims, tropes, and structures of Black-led social movements in the mid-twentieth century in the United States. Specifically, I focus on four organizations: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Nation of Islam, and the Organization of Afro American Unity.  I contend that Black religious traditions constructed the philosophical, ethical, and political design of the Civil Rights movement and, subsequently, we ought to perceive the movement as constitutive of a pivotal epoch in the chronology of a divinely imbued and inspired Black freedom struggle. 



          Fields of Interest: 
          Political Theory