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BiographyBrent Hagerman’s research has focused on religion, race, class, sexuality and masculinity in Caribbean popular music. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Kingston, Jamaica, and his dissertation theorized how reggae’s binary categories of “slackness” and “culture” are used by controversial albino deejay Yellowman for the purposes of moral regulation and inclusion into the imagined Black Jamaican nation. Brent has taught in the Communications Studies department and Religion and Culture department at Laurier. During the 2011-2012 academic year he will be teaching Gendering the Divine, Religion and Popular Culture, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion/Readings in Religious Studies, Religion and Sexuality, and Christianity and Modern Culture. Brent’s current research interests include Black Atlantic sound culture and religion & popular culture in Canada.
Additional InformationResearch Interests:
• religion and popular culture
• religion and culture of the African Diaspora
• religion and sexuality
• The academic study of religion