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A. Myrna Nurse, Ph.D.

A Myrna Nurse


Emailmnurse [at] desu.edu


  • Ph.D., Temple University, 1999
  • M.A., University of Delaware, 1992
  • B.A., University of Delaware, 1989

Research Interests

Dr. Nurse’s current research interests include decolonizing African diasporic religion with a focus on Obeah and supernatural phenomena; Caribbean Jewish Studies; and the Feminine Divine. She is pursuing various points of intersection that inform the multiple ways in which British colonialism accommodated imaginary theories of African religion to reify power during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is further interested in collecting inter-generational stories of Obeah and the supernatural that explained or obfuscated mental and physical health.


  • Delaware Humanities-National Endowment of the Arts, 22OPP3006, PI, 03/01/2024 to 08/31/2024, “Medical Racism: Exploring the Experiences of Women of Color”