The African American Spiritual Churches are combinatory religious sites, which blend Protestant, Catholic, Spiritualist, and Haitian Vodou. Dr. Guillory’s upcoming book draws on years of archival research, ethnographic observation, and oral history interviews to tell the story of these churches from 1920 to the present day. Hurricane Katrina looms large in this story. Most of the physical churches were destroyed in the flooding — or the former inhabitants were not allowed to return as the government began eminent domain proceedings. Guillory is one of the first scholars to work with the Spiritual Churches, whose affairs remain largely private.