Carolyn Jones Medine is Professor in the Religion Department and in the Institute for African American Studies. She completed her PhD at the University of Virginia in 1991, working with the late Professor Nathan A. Scott, Jr. Dr. Medine taught at Louisiana State University from 1989-2000, when she came to UGA. She is the Religion Department Graduate Coordinator, and she is also affiliate faculty with Women's Studies. She has directed numerous thesis papers and one dissertation. Dr. Medine's research interests are in Southern American literature and religion, with an emphasis on women's literature and on theories of religion, focusing on postmodern and postcolonial theory. She has one co-edited book, Teaching African American Religions, with Theodore Trost (Oxford University Press) and has written numerous articles.