Richard Turner

Professor of African American Religious History at the University Of Iowa

Richard Brent Turner is Professor of Religious Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. Turner received his Ph.D. In Religion from Princeton University. He is the author of Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans: After Hurricane Katrina, New Edition (Indiana University Press, 2017) and Islam in the African-American Experience, Second Edition (Indiana University Press, 2003). In the late 1990s, Turner lived in New Orleans while teaching at Xavier University.


Selected Publications

“Malcolm X and youth culture.” Book chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Malcolm X. Edited by Robert E. Terrill. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Jazz Religion, the Second Line,and Black New Orleans. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009.

“Constructing Masculinity: Interactions between Islam and African-American Youth since C. Eric Lincoln, The Black Muslims in America.” Book chapter in Black Routes to Islam. Edited by Manning Marable and Hishaam D. Aidi. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

“Islam and African Americans.” Book chapter in Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience: Origins. Edited by Howard Dodson and Colin Palmer. The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, ProQuest, Michigan State University Press, 2008.

Islam in the African-American Experience Second Edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2003.