Dennis Dorcas

Dennis Dorcas

Adjunct Lecturer

Religious Studies



Dr. Dorcas Dennis holds a Ph.D. from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an MA from Florida International University, Miami-Florida. She is currently an Assistant Professor of African and Caribbean Religions at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW). Her research generally explores sub-Saharan African Indigenous Religions, their encounters with Christianity and Islam, their expressions in the old and new diasporas (the Americas and Australia), and intersections with migration, health, race, justice, identity, and the Media. As an anthropologist of Religion, Dr. Dennis engages both traditional and digital ethnographic tools in her research. She is currently a fellow of the Crossroads Project and Sacred Writes Fellowship both funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Areas of Expertise

World Religions, Religion Analysis and Interpretations.