Gabrie’l Janine Atchison

Department of African American Studies

Gabrie’l Janine Atchison is Lecturer in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She earned a B.A. in African American Studies from Brown University in 1993, an M.A. from Temple University in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies from Clark University in 1999. She also earned an M.A. in Religion, with a concentration in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) from Yale Divinity School in 2013. Before teaching at Princeton, Dr. Atchison was an Adjunct Professor in the Women’s Transgender and Queer Studies (WTQS) Program at Wells College in Aurora, NY. Dr. Atchison is the editor of “Environment and Religion in Feminist/Womanist, Queer and Indigenous Perspectives,” a Lexington Books series, and a contributor to the Anti-Racist Devotional. Gabrie’l Atchison’s research and teaching interests include Feminist/Queer Theology, African American Women’s Literary Criticism, and Environmental Justice. Her current project Weeds, combines eco-biography with Urban Political Ecology to explore the impact of environmental racism on black girlhood in the South Bronx.

Selected Publications