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Joseph Powell

Joseph Powell

PhD Candidate

Rastafari Theology

Rastafari Environmental Ethics

Rastafari Dietary Practices

Eco Theology


My research is primarily focused on Rastafari theology. During my MPhil research I explored Rastafari dietary practices in Jamaica and the UK through ethnographic fieldwork, whereas my PhD work examines Rastafari environmental theology through fieldwork in the UK, St. Lucia and New Zealand. 

Key Publications

  • Ital Hermenuetics: The Innovative Theological Grounding Of Rastafari Dietary (Ietary) Practices (Black Theology) Forthcoming
  • Rastafari of Jamaica. Database of Religious History, Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia. Retrieved August 03, 2020, from



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