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INCENT L. WIMBUSH is an internationally recognized scholar of religion, with more than thirty years of professional teaching, research, and scholarly program organizational experience. He is author/editor of more than twelve books, including White Men’s Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery; Scripturalectics; MisReading America: Scriptures and Difference; Theorizing Scriptures; Refractions of the Scriptural; African Americans and the Bible; The Bible and African Americans: A Brief History; and scores of articles and essays. Black Flesh Matters: Essays in Runagate Interpretation, a collection of essays marking turns in his scholarly career, will be published in 2022 (Lexington Books). He has previously taught at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University; Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University (NYC); Harvard Divinity School; and Williams College. He is founding director of The Institute for Signifying Scriptures, a forum for transdisciplinary research, conversation, and programming. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and a Visiting Scholar for Phi Beta Kappa, Wimbush’s general teaching/research interests focus on the transdisciplinary study of “scriptures” as sharp wedge for theorizing and analyzing the politics of language, formation, consciousness, power, and orientation. His particular ongoing area of expertise turns around the scripturalization of the modern Black Atlantic and its complex uses of scriptures for (de)formation.