Kijan Maxam is a doctoral candidate in the Religion, Ethics, and Politics subfield. Her research areas include African American religious thought, religion in the African Diaspora, global pentecostalism, and Caribbean philosophy. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary project that explores the role of religious ethics in the history of social change in Jamaica from the late 19th century to the present. She earned an A.B. in Religion from Bowdoin College and a M.A. in International and Transcultural Education from Columbia University. She is currently a visiting researcher in the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies at UWI Mona while she completes ethnographic fieldwork in Kingston, Jamaica.