Ahmad Greene-Hayes

Writer in New York City

Ahmad Greene-Hayes

Writer in New York City

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Ahmad Greene-Hayes is a writer, survivor-activist, minister, and scholar. He is a burgeoning voice in the church and the academy, crying aloud and sparing not against the societal perversions of racial and sexual violence. At Williams College, where he majored in history and Africana studies, Ahmad conducted substantive research as a Mellon Mays fellow and Class of 1957 Scholar on the intersections of racial-sexual violence and theological ethics within Black churches. Alongside and under the direction of fierce black women freedom fighters and advocates, Ahmad has also worked with other black men to combat issues of rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence in his role as the Emerging Sons Campaign Manager at Black Women’s Blueprint in Brooklyn.

He currently serves as an inaugural cohort fellow of the Just Beginnings Collaborative (2016-2018), where his project, Children of Combahee, works to eradicate child sexual abuse in Black churches.

A highly sought after speaker, writer, and advocate, his work has appeared onEbony, NewBlackMan (In Exile), Racebaitr, The Root, The Feminist Wire,among many others; and he has spoken across the country on issues of race, gender, sexual violence and religion, most recently at the internationally recognized Women of the World (WOW) Festival at the Apollo Theater, New York University, Middle Collegiate Church, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and in a host of other community-oriented spaces. In August 2015, he appeared on the Nancy Grace show where he discussed police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

In September 2016, he will begin the Ph.D. program atPrinceton University in the Department of Religion. There he will also pursue graduate certificates in African American Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies. His research interests include African American Pentecostalism, Holiness Movements, Gender and Sexuality in the Black church, and 19th-20th century African American religious history.

  • Work
    • Children of Combahee
  • Education
    • Williams College
    • Princeton University