Rondrea Mathis

Dr. Rondrea Mathis has a career focused on the intersection of Black women and God. She is a two-time graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in English education. Dr. Mathis earned her doctor of philosophy degree in English literature from the University of South Florida, and her ongoing research focuses on Black women’s unconventional and alternative spirituality in the novels of Toni Morrison, and her future research suggests examinations of Black women’s contemporary spirituality and manifestations of “sister girl genius.” Dr. Mathis is also a licensed minister in the Baptist church with emphases on social justice, Black womanhood, womanist theology, and critical engagement with the word of God. Additionally, she is an assistant professor of English at the Bethune-Cookman University as well as an advocate of Black feminism and womanism.

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