New York Magazine has published a piece by 2021-2022 Fellow Nyle E. Fort. Fort's essay, entitled "The Religion of Protest," explores the spirituality of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Nyle Fort is a minister, activist, and scholar. He earned his PhD in Religion and Interdisciplinary Humanities, with a concentration in African American Studies, from Princeton University in 2021. His research addresses issues of race, religion, politics, and activism. He is currently writing a book on African American mourning, with a particular focus on how public acts of grief shape, and are shaped by, black politics. Nyle’s work has been featured in the Guardian, Essence, Boston Globe, PBS, and MSNBC; and his scholarship has been funded by the Ford Foundation, Forum for Theological Exploration, University of Pennsylvania, the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation, and the Atlantic Fellowship for Racial Equity.