Introduction to the Special Issue on Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora


  • Victor Counted Western Sydney University
  • Ibrahim Abraham Australian National University



african diaspora, religion studies, migration

Author Biographies

Victor Counted, Western Sydney University

Victor Counted, PhD, is fellow of the International Society for Science and Religion and Western Sydney University’s School of Psychology. As an interdisciplinary psychological scientist, his scholarly work fuses psychology and the study of religion.

Ibrahim Abraham, Australian National University

Ibrahim Abraham is the Hans Mol Research Fellow in Religion and the Social Sciences at the Australian National University and co-editor of the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion.


Ackah, William, Jualynne E. Dodson and R. Drew Smith (eds) 2017 Religion, Culture and Spirituality in Africa and the African Diaspora. Routledge, New York

Comaroff, Jean, and John L. Comaroff 2012 Theory from the South: Or, How Euro-America is Evolving toward Africa. Routledge, New York.

Counted, Victor 2019 African Christian Diaspora Religion and/or Spirituality: A Concept Analysis and Reinterpretation. Critical Research on Religion 7(1): 58–79.

Okpewho, Isidore, and Nkiru Nzegwu (eds) 2009 The New African Diaspora. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.

Trost, Louis Trout (ed.) 2007 The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.




How to Cite

Counted, V. ., & Abraham, I. . (2022). Introduction to the Special Issue on Religion, Spirituality and the New African Diaspora. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 34(3), 239–241.

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