Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2010
M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School. 2002
B.A. Duke University, 1999
Religion and Race, Sexual Ethics, Women and Religion
Dr. Moultrie is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Africana Studies, and Women’s and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. She received her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, MTS from Harvard Divinity School, and BA from Duke University. Her scholarly pursuits include projects in sexual ethics, African American religions, and gender and sexuality studies. Her research has been supported by a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Grant, a GSU Dean’s Early Career Award, the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Jack Shand Research grant, and an American Academy of Religion Individual Research Grant. She is co-principal investigator on a Henry Luce Foundation Advancing Public Knowledge on Race, Justice, and Religion in America grant which funds "The Garden Initiative for Black Women's Religious Activism."
Her 1st book Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality (Duke University Press, 2017) was the Religious Communication Association’s 2018 Book of the Year.
Her second manuscript Hidden Histories: Faith and Black Lesbian Leadership was published by Duke University Press in March 2023, and she was interviewed by Essence Magazine about the book. Dr. Moultrie's newest research is on reproductive justice and faith. Her recent publications include a co-edited volume A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A to Z, 2nd edition (Palgrave Macmillan 2014); an article, “Standing in: Self-Determination, Power, and Faith Activism of Black Lesbian Religious Leaders (2022); an article, "Making Myself: An Exploratory Study of Black Christian Childfree Women's Concepts of Family;" in the Journal of Religious Ethics (2021); “Putting a Ring on It: Black Women, Black Churches and Coerced Monogamy” in the Black Theology (2018) journal; a book chapter “Black Female Sexual Agency and Racialized Holy Sex in Black Christian Reality TV Shows” edited by Mara Einstein, Katherine Madden, and Diane Winston (Routledge 2018); an article “#BlackBabiesMatter: Analyzing Black Religious Media in Conservative and Progressive Evangelical Communities” in the Religions (2017) journal; a book chapter “Critical Race Theory,” in Religion: Embodied Religion edited by Kent Brintnall (Palgrave Macmillan 2016): 341-358; and an article “After the Thrill is Gone: Married to the Holy Spirit but Still Sleeping Alone,” in Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 33 (2011): 237-253. Additionally, she is a book Series Editor for T&T Clark Enquiries in Embodiment, Sexuality, and Social Ethics and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Black Women and Religious Cultures and the Bloomsbury Series in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality.
Outside of the university, Dr. Moultrie serves on the Board of Directors for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer -Religious Archives Network. She was a Content Development working group member for the Columbia University’s Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics, and Social Justice and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice’s Scholars Group, a group of religious scholars collaborating at the intersection of religion and reproductive justice. Within the larger American Academy of Religion guild, Dr. Moultrie is the former Status of Women in the Profession Chair and a former co-chair of the Religion and Sexuality unit.
Dr. Moultrie’s scholarly pursuits include projects in sexual ethics, African-American religions, and gender and sexuality studies.