Dr May is currently a Research Fellow in Implicit Religion and Contemporary
Spiritualities at the Queen?s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological
Education and an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Theology at the
University of Birmingham.
Dr May is a specialist in African American and Caribbean literature and theatre and teaches identity, gender, class, and race formation in American, Caribbean, and Ethnic literature. She also explores in her classes the relationship between literature and the Bible and examines how writers and filmmakers engage with various expressions of spirituality in their works. She is currently working on a book that analyses the presence of the blues in African American Women?s literature entitled: When Women Sing The Blues: The Trajectories of the Blues in African American Women’s Literature. She is also writing another book on Implicit Religious symbolism in British Film.
Through Bible studies, workshops on reconciliation, one-on-one counselling, prayer, and spiritual guidance, her involvement in various ministries, academic programmes and creative initiatives are inspired by how the Bible and Jesus? teachings can transform lives. For over a decade, she has led and facilitated numerous seminars on reconciliation and social justice issues.
She is the author of Jesus is Enough: Love, Hope and Comfort in the Storms of Life (Augsburg), and is a contributing writer for the Journal of the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality (Equinox) and a serving member on the editorial board for the forthcoming International Journal of Religion and Sport (Mercer University Press).