Nyle Fort 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 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. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Columbia University Society of Fellows.