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Adam McGee is a doctoral candidate in African and African American Studies. Adam's dissertation research examines how representations of voodoo in American pop culture help to perpetuate anti-black racist beliefs. Emphasizing film and television, as well as literature and cultural ephemera, Adam argues that voodoo serves as an outlet for the expression of white racist anxieties about the presence of black people in the Americas. Moreover, because it is usually found in low-brow entertainment (like horror) and rarely mentions race explicitly, voodoo is able to evade critique, continuing to disseminate racist messages within a culture that is now largely–albeit superficially–intolerant of overtly racist displays. An interdisciplinary work, it finds productive intersections between cultural studies, religious studies, and gender and sexuality studies.
Adam is also the Editorial Assistant for Transition, an international review published by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly the DuBois Institute).