Dr. Darrius Hills

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Holmes Hall 302
Phone: 
(443) 885-1808
Email: 
darrius.hills@morgan.edu
Education:

Ph.D. in Religion, Rice University, 2016
M.A. in Religious Studies, Rice University, 2014
M. Div.  Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude), 2009
B.A. Centenary College of Louisiana (Cum Laude), 2006

Education:

Ph.D. in Religion, Rice University, 2016
M.A. in Religious Studies, Rice University, 2014
M. Div.  Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude), 2009
B.A. Centenary College of Louisiana (Cum Laude), 2006

Dr. Hills joined the Morgan State University community in Fall 2016 shortly after completing the Ph.D in Religion (with a specialization in African American Religion) from Rice University.

His research addresses various articulations of African American religious thought, theology, womanist religious thought, philosophy of religion, American religious culture(s), and masculinity studies. Specifically, Dr. Hills draws upon womanist religious thought and literary sources as a guiding frame of reference to unpack and reconsider notions of human relationality, community, and black male identity.

Most recently, Dr. Hills co-authored, with Tommy Curry, an article published in the Black Lives Matter? issue of the Journal of Africana Religions, titled "Cries of the Unheard: State Violence, Black Bodies, and Martin Luther King's Black Power". In 2014, with graduate student colleagues part of Rice's CERCL Writing Collective, Dr. Hills co-wrote Breaking Bread; Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop--A Key Guide to Basic Issues.

Dr. Hills' research and scholarship has been supported by generous funding from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (of the United Methodist Church), The Forum for Theological Exploration (formerly The Fund for Theological Education), and the Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion.

Research interests:
African American Religion, Theology, Gender and Religion, Philosophy of Religion