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Anderson Moss

Doctoral Student


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (anticipated completion Date: May 2025)
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Area of Study: Religion, Literature, and Culture
    Dissertation: The Dark Arts: Religious Worldbuilding in Experimental African-American Literature
  • Master of Arts in Religious Studies, 2019. 
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA

    Area of Study: Religion & Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies & History, 2017.
    Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

Research & Teaching Interests

Religion and Literature, Aesthetics, Africana Religions, Philosophy of Religion, American Religious History, Afro-Buddhism, Theories and Methods of Religious Studies, Black Studies, African-American Literary History and Theory, Theories of Modernity and Post-Modernity, Ritual Studies, Interpretation Theory.

    Comprehensive Exams

    • Africana Religious History
    • Theories and Methods of Religion: Black Religious Studies
    • Theories and Methods of Religion: Religion and Literature
    • Hermeneutics & Interpretation Theory
    • 20th Century African American Fiction

    Teaching Experience​​​​​​​

    • American Spirituality: Spiritual But Not Religious, University of Virginia, Spring 2021, 2022, and 2023
    • Introduction to Asian Religions, University of Virginia, Fall 2021
    • Introduction to Anthropology, University of Virginia, Fall 2020, TA
    • Introduction to Religious Thought, University of Georgia, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019, Instructor
    • Introduction to Western Traditions, University of Georgia, Fall 2017 & Spring 2018, TA