Tia Noelle Pratt, PhD is a sociologist of religion specializing in systemic racism in the Catholic Church.  For twenty years, Dr. Pratt has researched and written about how systemic racism impacts African-American Catholic identity.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Martin de Porres Foundation. During the 2018-19 academic year, Dr. Pratt served as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at the Aquinas Center in Philadelphia, PA. She is also the President and Director of Research at TNPratt & Associates, LLC – a consulting firm specializing in Inclusion & Diversity Issues.

She is currently working on a book project with funding from the Louisville Institute and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.  Her work has been featured in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion, Young American Catholics, and the forthcoming American Parishes.  

You can follow her on Twitter @TiaPhD.

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